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Are you feeling dizzy?
Do you avoid siting with your back opposite in the subway?
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 for 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 Vestibular?
The vestibular system is characterized by 3 semicircular canals on 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). It is known for various Vestibular therapies and rehabilitation centers in Toronto to 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 Vestibular rehabilitation and optimize the use of individualized non-pharmacological vestibular therapies, such as gaze stabilization protocols, core stability exercises, and somatosensory integration techniques. We promote vestibular therapies that differ from common vestibular rehabilitation centers in Toronto, by conducting a combination of assessments followed by a personalized recommendation for treatment.
Alsalaheen, B., Mucha, A., Morris, L., Whitney, S., Furman, J., Camiolo-Reddy, C., Collins, M.,
Lovell, M. and Sparto, P. (2010), Vestibular Rehabilitation for Dizziness and Balance Disorders After Concussion. Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy, 34(2), pp.87-93.
Vestibular Disorders Association (2018), About Vestibular Disorders [online], Available at:
https://vestibular.org/understanding-vestibular-disorder [Accessed 15 May 2018].
How we are different?
NIb3 special program for vestibular rehabilitation and recovery is highly specific and produces maximum results. Often the symptoms are in complete remission, quickly restoring the client’s stability and balance.
The traditional vestibular rehabilitation programs, offered by other clinics, are targeting general activation of both sides of the vestibular system (inner ear).
At NIb3, we have developed a unique approach and rehabilitation strategies to target specifically the weaker side, while calming down the hyperactive ones, and promoting the central integration and communication between the two sides.
Some of our techniques have been implemented in NASA’s astronaut programs for years. In this intensive vestibular rehabilitation and sensory integration program you can see significant results in less than a week!
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The majority of the symptoms related to Vertigo or Dizziness are related to an inner ear problem and you may be given a diagnosis of a certain condition due to it.
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, usually viral. The infection causes inflammation within the nerves of the inner ear which can affect one’s balance.
Vertigo can also be associate with;
- Brain related issues such as a tumor or a stroke
- Neck or Head injuries and,
- Medications that cause inner ear damage.
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.
When you go to the doctors and say “I feel dizzy”, they will ask you 1 major question, “Do you feel lightheaded or does it feel like the world around you is spinning?” This is a very important question and can differentiate between Vertigo and Dizziness.
Dizziness comes with the sensation of feeling lightheaded. When you stand up fast and feel unbalanced and feel like you are going to ‘faint’. These sensations often go away or are improved by lying down.
Vertigo is the feeling of the world spinning around you. You may feel like you are tilting, swirling or swaying. This can cause you to feel unbalanced and as if all your surroundings are moving around you.
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