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Vestibular Therapy : Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

The Vestibular system is responsible for a person’s core body functions. In cases of vestibular disorders the patient gets physically and emotionally overwhelmed. Loss of balance and giddiness hampers the activities of daily living. The statistics show that in Canada vestibular disorder affects approximately 35% of adults over 40 years of age at some point in their lives where medical intervention becomes necessary. Monterey Park Physiotherapy has been a pioneer in Vestibular Therapy, because we care for the body’s balance and equilibrium.

The Vestibular System is the link between the brain and inner ear that accounts for the balance of the human body. The vestibular system can be affected by any injury or disease causing vertigo, disequilibrium, giddiness and dizziness. In severe cases hearing and vision might also get affected. Labyrinthitis, Meniere’s disease, Acoustic neuroma, Vestibular migraine and neurosis are a few diseases resulting in Vestibular disorders.

Our registered, trained therapist at Monterey Park Physiotherapy hons the experience to extract the past and present symptoms zeroing down to an exact diagnosis. Symptoms do vary from one patient to another however, vertigo, dizziness, tinnitus, disequilibrium are the preliminary symptoms. Headache, nausea and vomiting might be prevalent in some cases. At Monterey Park Physiotherapy our therapist also looks for the D’s (dysmetria, dysphagia, dysarthria, diplopia) in a patient with a Vestibular disorder.

In most cases Vestibular disorders can be managed with proper Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy. At Monterey Park Physiotherapy, we are honored to alleviate and manage the symptoms with our choicest array of vestibular rehabilitation techniques. The therapist specialises in customising exercises specific to the patient’s condition.

A comprehensive clinical assessment of the patient is the foremost criteria before designing a rehabilitation routine. Balance training and habituation are the core areas of the treatment. Gaze stabilization exercises play an important part in the rehabilitation of the patient. Adding to that, at Monterey Park Physiotherapy, we believe in educating the patient, family and the caregiver with customised exercise plans to establish compliance at home.

Monterey Park Physiotherapy establishes patient specific rehabilitation with their array of techniques because we understand and we care.