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VESTIBULAR REHABILITATION THERAPY (VRT)

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You've come to the right spot if you have:

  1. Persistent Dizziness or Vertigo: You experience frequent episodes of dizziness or a spinning sensation, especially when changing positions or during certain movements.

  2. Balance Issues and Unsteadiness: Difficulty maintaining balance, unexplained falls, or a constant feeling of unsteadiness while walking or standing.

  3. Motion Sensitivity and Nausea: You feel nauseated, lightheaded, or dizzy in response to certain visual stimuli or movements, such as riding in a car or turning your head quickly.

  4. Frequent Headaches or Migraines: Chronic headaches or migraines, particularly those associated with dizziness or visual disturbances.

  5. Visual Disturbances: Blurred vision, difficulty focusing, or problems with eye coordination, especially when coupled with head movements.

  6. Sensitivity to Light and Noise: Increased sensitivity to light (photophobia) or noise (phonophobia) that may accompany vestibular conditions.

  7. Cognitive Impairments: Difficulties with concentration, memory, or mental fog.

  8. Are diagnosed with Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)

 

You may experience a combination of these symptoms in varying degrees of severity.

 

 

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What is the VESTIBULAR SYSTEM?​

 

The vestibular system, located in the inner ear, is your body's internal balance regulator. Functioning like a sophisticated sensor network, it consists of fluid-filled canals and sensors that continuously relay information to your brain about your head's position and movements. This system plays a crucial role in maintaining balance, coordinating movements, and stabilizing your gaze.

Causes of VESTIBULAR CONDITIONS:

  • Inner Ear Disorders

  • Head Injuries and Trauma like MVA, Falls, Sports Accidents

  • Age-Related Vestibular Degeneration

  • Certain Medications

  • Migraines 

  • Neurological Disorders like MS, Stroke or Tumors

​Treatments in VRT may include:

  1. Targeted Exercises: Vestibular rehabilitation often involves specific exercises tailored to improve balance, coordination, and the function of the vestibular system. These exercises may include head movements, eye exercises, and balance challenges.

  2. Gaze Stabilization Techniques: Therapy may focus on enhancing gaze stabilization, helping you maintain focus on objects while moving your head. This can reduce symptoms like dizziness and improve visual acuity during motion.

  3. Balance Training: Activities and exercises that challenge and improve balance are commonly integrated into vestibular rehabilitation. These can include standing on one leg, walking on uneven surfaces, or practicing controlled movements.

  4. Habituation Exercises: You may be exposed to specific movements or environments that trigger symptoms in a controlled and gradual manner. This helps the brain adapt and reduce the intensity of symptoms over time.

  5. Home Exercise Programs: In addition to in-office sessions, Daisy will provide you with a customized home exercise program. Consistent practice of these exercises between sessions is crucial for reinforcing progress and promoting long-term improvement in vestibular function.

If necessary, consultation with your family doctor may occur, leading to referrals to neurologists or ENT specialists.

 

You might experience a worsening of symptoms during and after visits, so having a designated driver is recommended.

VESTIBULAR THERAPY RATES

Initial Assessment - 30 min

$105

Follow up - 30 min

$105

ICBC Surcharge

$5

Approved WCB Claims will be covered by WorkSafeBC
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