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Vestibular Rehab

Vestibular Rehab in Etobicoke
(Bloor location only)

At Physio First we have trained specialists who have extensive training in diagnosing and treating Vertigo.

We can determine the nature of the problem and identify which part of the vestibular system has been affected which is the key to getting better.

We will also determine if treatment is appropriate and help patients manage and resolve their condition.


What can be done for the dizzy patient?

Common treatments include:

  • Referral for an audiogram and Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialist is recommended in every patient presenting with vertigo or dizziness
  • Vestibular Rehab: otoconia repositioning, vestibular ocular reflex training, balance and fall risk prevention


How common is Vertigo?              

It is actually the most common complaint of people over 75 to their family doctor.

Is Vertigo serious?

  • Dizziness is associated with an increased risk of falling
  • Dizziness is related to decreased quality of life and depression

What can Vestibular Rehab do for you?

  1. Determine the cause: BPPV, peripheral, or central and report back to the health care team
  2. Teach patients how to adapt and compensate with vestibular rehab that focuses on decreasing symptoms, improving balance and most importantly decreasing the risk of falling. Preform specific repositioning maneuvers to treat Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)


About the Vestibular System

The vestibular system is a highly specialized apparatus that helps coordinate fine movement, balance and posture.

Damage can cause symptoms such as:

  • Vertigo or visual disorientation
  • Dizziness
  • Loss of balance

Common Causes

  • Concussion
  • Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)
  • Labyrinthitis, Vestibular neuritis
  • Meniere’s Disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Vestibular Schwannoma
  • Stroke/CVA
  • Cervicogenic
  • Vestibular migraines
  • Fistula Rupture, Dehiscence

Vestibular Rehab Outcomes:

  • Complete resolution or decrease in vertigo and dizziness
  • Return to normal activities
  • Decreased fall risk
  • Improved quality of life

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