Vertigo & Vestibular Rehabilitation
Vestibular Rehab involves assessment and re-training of the inner ear organ that controls equilibrium. Physiotherapy treatment often helps a variety of vestibular conditions, most notably Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV). If you do have BPPV, your Physiotherapist is able to assess which inner ear canal might be the cause of the problem and perform the corresponding treatment protocol. Vestibular rehab with a Physiotherapist is considered the gold-standard for BPPV treatment.
Vestibular rehab therapy can also help conditions causing unilateral or bilateral vestibular hypofunction (reduced function of the inner ear organ), for example an inflammation of the vestibular nerve, that might be causing symptoms of dizziness, vertigo, poor balance, and motion sickness. Vestibular rehab Physio treatment addresses the integration of the vestibular system with the visual system, cervical spine movement, and balance/proprioception.