Plaza Physiotherapy

Vestibular Rehabilitation

What and where is the vestibular system?

The vestibular system involves a complex interaction between the eyes, neck, legs and feet that works to keep us oriented; upright and balanced. The system includes the part of the inner ear called the vestibular apparatus and the region in the brain that controls balance and eye movements.

Common symptoms of vestibular dysfunction:

Vestibular issues can also result in nausea and/or vomiting, headaches, fatigue, poor concentration, inactivity, depression and anxiety.

What causes vestibular dysfunction?

The most common cause is dysfunction of the balance organs in the inner ear or its connections in the brain. Symptoms can be onset from the following causes:

What is vestibular rehabilitation therapy?

Most people will do anything not to feel dizzy. However, the less movement you have, the less improvement will happen. Fortunately, our vestibular system has a tremendous capability to adapt and compensate. The main premise of vestibular rehabilitation is that you must create dizziness in order to get rid of dizziness. Vestibular rehabilitation therapy is an exercise-based program designed to either maximize the body’s ability to compensate for dizziness and balance problems or to eliminate them altogether.

What to expect from your first vestibular rehabilitation assessment: