Dizziness & Balance Program

(Vestibular Rehabilitation)

Vestibular rehabilitation is a specifchic individualized exercise-based program designed to promote the brain’s compensation for inner ear deficits. It can help with a variety of vestibular problems, like the unilateral or bilateral vestibular hypofunction (reduced inner ear function on one or both sides) associated with Ménière’s disease, labyrinthitis, and vestibular neuritis or mechanical dysfunctions like benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) where specific manoeuvres are performed to correct this problem. Even individuals with long-term unresolved inner ear disorders and balance concerns who have undergone a period of medical management with little or no success may benefit. It can also help people with an acute or abrupt loss of vestibular function following surgery for vestibular problems. The balance retraining component is also effective for clients who don’t necessarily have a vestibular problem, but have orthopaedic or central disorders, multiple sclerosis, proprioceptive problems, or vision changes affecting their equilibrium. Vestibular disorders can come from pathologies in any area of this complex system. They can be gradual or due to factors such motor vehicle accidents, injury to the head, falls, contact sport, medications, infections, brain-related problems, aging, or secondary to other diseases or trauma.