Altea Wellness Services

Vestibular Rehabilitation

Vestibular Rehabilitation

What is Vestibular Rehabilitation?

Vestibular rehabilitation is used to treat inner ear and brain disorders that can cause symptoms like dizziness, imbalance, vertigo (false sense of spinning), and visual disturbances like trouble reading. The following conditions can benefit from vestibular rehabilitation:

  • Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)
  • Labyrinthitis
  • vestibular neuritis
  • vestibular migraine
  • Meniere’s Disease
  • age-related imbalance/dizziness
  • motion sensitivity
  • concussions and post-concussion syndrome

Vestibular Rehabilitation

What are the Symptoms of Vestibular Disorder?

  • dizziness
  • vertigo (false sense of spinning)
  • imbalance
  • visual disturbances (trouble focusing on objects or words)
  • increased symptoms when in busy environments
  • sensitivity to movement
  • light-headedness
  • brain fog or feeling confused easily
  • headaches
  • head pressure

First time to Altea?

What should I expect at my first appointment?

Your assessment will take 60 minutes and during that time you will be asked several questions and taken through several tests to assess your inner ear and brain. VNG or infrared goggles will also be used during your assessment. These look quite similar to virtual reality goggles and they eliminate any light. The lack of light will let Carly see certain eye movements and diagnose certain inner ear disorders more easily.

After your assessment is complete, a recovery program will be designed according to your specific needs. Carly and our team will guide you through recovery and get you back to doing the things you love.

Resources:
Balance and Dizziness Canada- www.balanceanddizziness.org
Vestibular Disorders Association- www.vestibular.org