Vestibular Physiotherapy in Calgary

Vestibular physiotherapy is a specialized area of practice that involves the assessment and treatment of dizziness and balance impairments. At Encompass Sports Therapy, we have experienced specialists who can offer the best Vestibular Physiotherapy in Calgary

Vestibular Physiotherapy: Treatment & Benefits

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.

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.

Vestibular Physiotherapy

Conditions Treated With
Vestibular Physiotherapy

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

Benign paroxysmal position vertigo (BPPV) is a disorder of the inner ear that causes a brief, recurrent spinning sensation in the head with sudden changes of head position.

Persistent Postural Perceptual Dizziness

Persistent postural perceptual dizziness is a type of chronic dizziness that is characterized by fluctuating unsteadiness triggered by environmental or social stimuli.

Cervicogenic Dizziness

Tension in the muscles of the neck can cause a condition known as cervicogenic dizziness. Our vestibular physiotherapist performs a full assessment to determine the root cause of your dizziness

Vestibular Hypofunction

This condition is characterized by a partial or complete deficit of function of the balance of the inner ear. Rehabilitation exercises shown and prescribed by our vestibular physiotherapist are key to relieving these symptoms.

Motion Sensitivity

Motion sensitivity is most often experienced by people in the form of ‘car sickness,’ where movement in a vehicle triggers nausea and dizziness. Exercises to strengthen the balance reflexes are often helpful in eliminating this problem.

Vestibular Migraine

Vestibular migraine is characterized by episodic vertigo or vestibular symptoms such as dizziness or nausea attributed to migraine.

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Our Vestibular Physiotherapy Experts


"I highly recommend Renee Toxopeus for Physiotherapy. Thank you so much for your excellent care. I am feeling so much better now than when I started my PT. Although I hope I don't have to "visit" anytime again soon, it was such a pleasure. Your professionalism, concern and friendliness were much appreciated."
"Professional, considerate, highly skilled staff! The atmosphere is welcoming and relaxed. Many options for treatment and current technologies. This clinic has everything you need in a one stop shop!"
Robin Braconnier
"Professional service, all staff are very considerate and caring. I was late for my appointment, but it went ahead as planned without judgement! Well deserved 5 stars!"
Gayle Kadlec

FAQs on Vestibular Physiotherapy

Unlike traditional physiotherapy which focuses on musculoskeletal impairments, vestibular physiotherapy focus on impairments and dysfunction of the inner ear. While we cannot physically see the inner ear, the system can be assessed through your balance, eye movements via infrared goggles, and symptoms during head positions.

Vestibular assessment: $155; senior pricing is $125

Vestibular treatment: $110; senior pricing is $85

There are many conditions in which vestibular physiotherapy can be helpful such as Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo, Persistent Postural Perceptual Dizziness, Cervicogenic Dizziness, Vestibular Hypofunction, Motion Sensitivity, Vestibular Migraine, Mal de Debarquement and Generalized Dizziness.

While vestibular physiotherapy can be uncomfortable, it should not be painful.

The length of your treatment program/ care will depend on your vestibular impairment. Many patients find improvements after 1-3 treatments, however, this may vary from person to person.

The goal of vestibular therapy is always to improve your vertigo. Please keep in mind that in order to best diagnose, your symptoms will likely be brought on during the assessment.

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