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Dizziness - 10 Benefits of Vestibular Rehabilitation

Do you often feel faint, woozy, weak, or unbalanced? Rest assured you are not alone. Dizziness is one of the more common reasons adults visit their doctors. Many of our clients suffer from vertigo, that sensation that you or the world around you is moving or spinning. In some instances, the feeling is barely noticeable, while for some patients it is so severe that they are unable to balance and complete everyday tasks.

lady feeling dizzy while walking along the beach
Vestibular Rehabilitation can help with Dizziness

Our physiotherapists have found that vestibular rehabilitation has been quite successful in reducing the dizzy sensation and improving balance for people suffering from vertigo.

Vestibular rehabilitation is an exercise-based program, designed by a specialized physical therapist to improve balance and reduce dizziness-related problems by retraining the brain.

This program is especially useful for people experiencing various forms of vertigo occurring when the brain sends abnormal messages from your ears to the brain.

During vestibular rehabilitation, you keep moving despite feelings of dizziness and vertigo. Your brain eventually learns to rely on the signals coming from the rest of your body, like your eyes and legs, rather than the confusing signals coming from your inner ear. By relying on these other signals, your brain minimizes any dizziness/spinning and helps you to maintain your balance.

10 Benefits of Vestibular Rehabilitation

  1. decreased fall risk

  2. improved balance

  3. improved ability to stabilize vision/gaze

  4. decreased dizziness

  5. improved neuromuscular coordination

  6. improved balance

  7. improved ability to stabilize vision/gaze

  8. increased body strength

  9. improved confidence

  10. less fear of falling

Often vestibular rehabilitation therapy will be the only treatment needed to mitigate vertigo as it takes advantage of the adaptive nature of our central nervous system.

Call Advanced Physiotherapy today and learn if vestibular rehabilitation is right for you.


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