Vestibular rehabilitation is a type of physiotherapy specifically designed to treat patients suffering from vertigo, dizziness, nausea and loss of balance. It involves the retraining of the vestibular (inner ear) and vision (eye) systems. Vestibular issues can result from a variety of problems, including inner ear issues, infection, head trauma, brain related issues, diseases, medication Meniere’s Disease and more. Benign Paroxsymal Positional Vertigo (BBPV) is the most common cause of vertigo.
Evidence has shown that vestibular rehabilitation therapy can be effective in improving symptoms relating to many vestibular disorders including concussions. Treatment methods may involve manual maneuver techniques, manual therapy and practicing specific exercises for a customized re-training program.
Who can benefit from vestibular therapy?
Individuals of any age with complaints of
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Who Pays for Vestibular Therapy?
Most private insurance companies recognize physiotherapy and the benefits of vestibular therapy. They will usually provide full or partial coverage under extended health care plans.