Your vestibular system takes care of your body’s balance, posture, and movement. If your brain does not receive proper communication from other parts of the vestibular system, such as signals from your inner ear, you may develop balancing problems, dizziness, and vertigo.
Citadel Physiotherapy offers screening, assessment and treatment of vestibular system disorders such as Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), Unilateral Vestibular Lesions (UVL), and Bilateral Vestibular Lesions (BVL). Your appointment begins with a comprehensive evaluation of your symptoms and may include a battery of tests, including eye movement testing (oculomotor exam), motion sensitivity testing, and a balance and gait assessment. Your therapist will establish a diagnosis and develop a list of goals for your specific treatment program. Your treatment plan will include education about your vestibular dysfunction and a home exercise program specific to your treatment goals.
We then create a treatment plan based on the results of our findings. Treatment is highly individualized and may include repositioning maneuvers, clinic-based vestibular/balance therapy, a patient-specific home exercise program, education or a combination of these strategies.
For more information, please book in to see Jessica Crook or Leigh Hepditch, in Halifax to discuss vestibular rehabilitation therapy.