Get Vestibular Therapy For Vertigo, Dizziness, Motion Sickness, BPPV, Meniere’s Disease, and Other Vestibular Dysfunctions
Are you feeling dizzy?
Do you suffer from Nausea or Vomiting?
Do you have motion sensitivity?
Do escalators make you feel worse?
Do you feel so dizzy you can’t even get out of bed?
Can you not read in a car?
Are you seeking an evidence-based fall-prevention program?
If you are suffering from any of the above, it may be more than just “in your head”. Vertigo and Dizziness is very common and you are not alone. It affects your everyday life and you may often opt out of doing certain things that you enjoy because of it.
What is the Vestibular System?
The vestibular system is characterized by 3 semicircular canals in each ear, which contain a fluid that provides a sense of balance and spatial orientation. Damage to the system by any means could result in various symptoms including vertigo and dizziness, imbalance and spatial disorientation, vision disturbance, hearing changes, cognitive and/or psychological changes, etc. (Vestibular Disorders Association, 2018).
According to the Vestibular Disorder Association, 35-40% of adults over the age of 40 experience some sort of vestibular issues, ranging from benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), dizziness, motion sickness, Meniere’s Disease, and overall vestibular dysfunction. Studies show that focusing on specific Vestibular rehabilitation for both adults and children showed effective outcomes (Alsalaheen, B, et al. 2010).
Various Vestibular Disorders
BPPV or Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo – caused from tiny particles of calcium buildup within the canals of the inner ear. The inner ear is responsible for sending signals to the brain about body and head movements and is what keeps you from falling over. This is often associated with age, but the main cause is still unknown.
Meniere’s Disease – believed to be caused from fluid buildup in the inner ear or a pressure change in the ear. This can cause not only vertigo but ringing in the ears as well (Tinnitus), and in some cases cause hearing loss.
Vestibular Dysfunction – caused when the inner ear becomes infected by a virus. The infection causes inflammation within the nerves of the inner ear and can result in instability and issues with balance.
Is Vertigo and Dizziness the same?
Vertigo and Dizziness are often lumped together as they have similar symptoms, but they do have different sensations. Both can cause headaches, nausea, vomiting and a feeling of being unbalanced.
Dizziness comes with the sensation of feeling lightheaded. When you stand up fast you will feel unbalanced and like you are going to ‘faint’. These sensations often go away or are improved by lying down.
Vertigo is the feeling that the world is spinning around you. You may feel like you are tilting, swirling, or swaying. This can cause you to feel unbalanced and as if your surroundings are moving around you.
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How we are different?
Most Vestibular therapy and rehabilitation centers in Toronto treat vestibular symptoms with pharmacological interventions, using drugs such as vestibular suppressants, benzodiazepines, antihistamines, etc. (Vestibular Disorders Association, 2018).
At NIb3 we stem away from using modern drug therapies as a method for rehabilitation. Our therapies focus on the use of individualized, non-pharmacological, and non-invasive treatment modalities. This can include gaze stabilization protocols, core stability exercises, neurofeedback and brain wave pattern stabilization, and somatosensory integration techniques. Our unique approach is to target the problem area and be specific in treatment of that area to promote central integration and communication.
Some of our techniques have been implemented in NASA’s astronaut programs for years. In our intensive vestibular rehabilitation and sensory integration program you can see significant results.
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