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Vestibular Rehabilitation – Dizziness Treatment

Is Dizziness a Problem For You?

Dizziness and balance problems account for 5 to 10 percent of all physician visits and affect approximately 50 percent of all adults at some time. Causes are varied and all patients should have a medical assessment prior to starting physiotherapy.

Some information about Dizziness

Common Causes:

Common causes of dizziness can be due to Cardiovascular issues, neurological dysfunctions, visual deficits, psychogenic issues (anxiety, depressions). It can also be due to vestibular system disorders:

  • BPPV-Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
  • Head Trauma (whiplash) -a frequent cause of vestibular disorder in people under age 50.
  • Vestibular system degeneration-primarily in an elderly population
  • Ear infections and inner ear infections
  • Ototoxicity-high dosage or long term use of certain antibiotics
  • Barotrauma- scuba diving-pressure/miners
  • Vascular insufficiency

Vestibular Rehabilitation Services:

A thorough assessment of the above systems is performed to identify the source of the problem. Treatment techniques and/or vestibular exercises are then given to accommodate the system. See Vestibular.org for more information.