General Physio Services
What is Vestibular Physiotherapy?
Vestibular physiotherapy is a specialized form of physical therapy that focuses on assessing and treating disorders related to the vestibular system, which plays a crucial role in balance and spatial orientation. It often involves exercises and techniques to improve symptoms such as dizziness, vertigo, and imbalance caused by vestibular issues.
What conditions does Vestibular Physiotherapy treat?
Vestibular physiotherapy is commonly used to treat various vestibular disorders, including:
- Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
- Vestibular neuritis
- Meniere’s disease
- Concussion-related vestibular dysfunction
- Postural and balance problems
- Motion sensitivity
- Migraine-associated dizziness
The therapy aims to alleviate symptoms like dizziness, imbalance, and spatial disorientation by improving the function of the vestibular system.
Understanding BPPV and its effect on your well being?
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is a disorder of the inner ear characterized by brief episodes of intense vertigo triggered by specific head movements. It often arises due to displaced calcium crystals in the inner ear.
The impact on well-being can be significant, causing sudden bouts of dizziness, nausea, and imbalance. Daily activities such as turning in bed, looking up, or bending over may trigger symptoms. BPPV can affect one’s overall quality of life, leading to anxiety and limitations in daily functioning.
Vestibular physiotherapy, which includes repositioning maneuvers, is effective in treating BPPV, providing relief and improving well-being by addressing the root cause of the vertigo episodes.