Vestibular therapy can help with the ongoing motion sensitivity of PPPD. Therapy is used to try and dampen down a person’s sensitivity to movement and their sensitivity to visual stimuli, with the goal of trying to get them used to movement. If someone has been living in fear of movement and is … [Read more...] about Can vestibular physiotherapy help with PPPD?
In general, there is nothing in particular that links vestibular exercises to making the crystals dislodge from where they belong, and thereby causing BPPV. Vestibular therapists have people doing a lot of different activities - in general, these are exercises done in an upright position, whereas … [Read more...] about Could vestibular exercises cause BPPV to come back?
With neck pain, a vestibular therapist tries to narrow down if there is an underlying association between the pain and the dizziness. The therapist often does an assessment of the neck, looking at joint stiffness, stability, and so on. They will put together a lot of different information to try and … [Read more...] about Are headaches in the back of the head a result of a neck issue or true vertigo?
You might feel a bit off balance, dizzy and/or nauseous for a day or two after an Epley manoeuvre, but these symptoms should settle down over time. For the most part, people tolerate the Epley manoeuvre quite well. If the therapist does repeated Epley or other manoeuvres - one, after the other, … [Read more...] about Does the Epley maneuver cause a flare up of symptoms?
If vestibular rehabilitation can help you with a balance problem related to medication, it will depend on how the medication has affected your vestibular system, and if you have the ability to activate that part of the vestibular system. For example, there are certain antibiotics, such as … [Read more...] about Can vestibular rehabilitation help people who have imbalance related to medication?
Some physiotherapists, occupational therapists and audiologists have completed post-graduate training in vestibular rehabilitation therapy. Start by searching the Practitioners List on our website. As well, some provincial professional organizations and associations have some listings as well. Just … [Read more...] about What health care professionals provide vestibular rehab and how can I find one in my area?
Many physiotherapists do offer virtual vestibular rehabilitation appointments. However, the initial assessment is often challenging to complete. If possible, it is better to do it in person. Virtual follow-up can work quite well as people are guided through different stages of exercise. The … [Read more...] about Are virtual vestibular rehabilitation appointments as effective as in-person sessions?
Regarding vestibular rehabilitation, the length of time since the injury can often be a barrier or a factor slowing down recovery. If it is a long-standing issue, it might not be as amenable to change. Increased age is also a factor, as is underlying fitness and any comorbidities such as diabetes, … [Read more...] about Regarding vestibular rehabilitation, what are some of the factors that might impact a person’s recovery?
The outcome for vestibular rehabilitation varies, depending on the patient and the condition. In general, BPPV patients do really well. A full resolution of their vertigo can be expected in 1 to 2 sessions. People with a single-sided vestibular peripheral injury (dysfunction of the balance organs … [Read more...] about What type of recovery or outcome can I expect from vestibular rehabilitation?
Often vestibular therapists will retest someone’s balance or vestibular functioning with a number of objective clinical tests. Patients with BPPV may be reassessed with a Dix Hallpike or Head Roll test to determine if their BPPV has been corrected. In addition, a number of outcome measures or … [Read more...] about How can the success of vestibular rehabilitation therapy be measured?