Vertigo, Balance, & Dizziness
It used to be that people suffering from dizziness or vertigo were only given anti-dizziness medication. This meant that their sensory organization and vestibular (inner ear) tests would most likely show continued deterioration over time. But now, up to 85% of all patients don’t have to suffer because there are new treatments — originally designed by NASA and the U.S. military, to reduce and eliminate many common balance system disorders.
Many patients with the most common form of dizziness, BPPV, can be completely free of dizziness in 1-2 physiotherapy sessions. Others may take several weeks of specific vestibular, balance, and strengthening exercises.
A spinning sensation
Feeling lightheaded or woozy
Falling or feeling like the ground is moving
Benefits of vestibular therapy
Vestibular Exercise Done Properly Promotes Well Being
Unless you have been diagnosed with Meniere’s disease, vestibular exercise therapy will help you achieve the following:
- Improve balance, and reduce the fear and risk of falling.
- Reduce or eliminate dizziness caused by movement.
- Increase normal activity levels.
This therapy works because your balance system can adapt and compensate for the changes in your body that have brought on the dizziness.