Vestibular physiotherapy is a specialized area of practice that involves the assessment and treatment of dizziness and balance impairments. Impairments to the vestibular system can result from inner ear dysfunction, infections, head trauma, medications, diseases and more. Symptoms may include dizziness, vertigo, headaches, nausea, and visual impairments.
Vestibular physiotherapy can address the following disorders:
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
Persistent Postural Perceptual Dizziness
Mal de Debarquement
Our trained vestibular therapist will start the vestibular assessment by asking you questions about your dizziness and symptoms. They will then perform a comprehensive exam which will include the use of infrared goggles to assess your eye movements. This advanced technology allows the therapist to better identify the source of your dizziness, and create the appropriate individualized treatment plan.
At Encompass Sports Therapy we understand the impact dizziness can have on your function and day to day life. Treatment will always start with education, and may also include canal repositioning maneuvers, balance exercises, gaze stabilization exercises, habituation training, optokinetic stimulation exercises, IMS/ dry needling, and manual therapy.