The Future For Dizziness Treatment, Is Here

The Future For Dizziness Treatment, Is Here

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Dizziness & Vertigo Treatment / Vestibular Rehabilitation Edmonton

Don't Let Dizziness Take Control of Your Life

At Regenerate Physiotherapy in Edmonton, we offer treatment solutions for dizziness, vertigo conditions. Our Therapists are trained to assess and diagnose conditions of the inner ear. This is also known as vestibular rehabilitation therapy. 

We provide modern treatment by experienced vestibular physical therapists to help you resolve dizziness or vertigo, reduce fall risk, and treat both inner ear or central nervous system dysfunction. Our holistic approach takes away the guessing and starts the healing process right Away!

About Vestibular Disorders 

The vestibular system is made up of parts of the brain and inner ear. These parts of the body help process sensory information that is important eye movement and balance. If a person has a injury or disease to these parts of the body, a vestibular disorder can occur. 

Commonly Treated 

  • Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) Labyrinthitis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
  • Ménière’s Disease
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Perilymph fistula
  • Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Stroke
  • Post-concussion Syndrome
  • Disequilibrium and other balance disorders

The Vestibular Apparatus 

The vestibular apparatus is a small structure located in the inner ear that is vital for balance of our heads and bodies. People with vestibular disorders often experience debilitating symptoms including dizziness, vertigo, nausea, fatigue and problems with vision and balance. These symptoms are often accompanied by symptoms including reduced strength, loss of range of motion, and increased tension ( neck and shoulder region), usually resulting in muscle compensation, fatigue and headaches.
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Symptoms

Symptoms

 Vertigo, Dizziness, Loss of Balance, Anxiety, Loss Coordination, Headaches, Tinnitus, Nausea, Loss Function
Causes

Causes 

Head, neck and inner ear dysfunction.
While most are treatable, some have serious implications. 
Treatment

Treatment

Eye Retraining 
Desensitization 
Reprocessing 
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About Vestibular Therapy 

Vestibular therapy is a specialized therapy intended to reduce the symptoms of vestibular disorders. It encompasses a wide range of treatments options that include; specific exercises, manual techniques, and education. 

Our Clinic offers Vertigo Goggles that can help interpret your dizziness and provide immediate treatment and relief. 

Benefits of Vestibular Therapy

Vestibular Therapy is able to effectively retrain the brain to compensate for symptoms.

This treatment  is also able to help remove the cause of dizziness, specifically with BBPV (Positional Vertigo). 
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Types-of-Treatments

Types of Treatments 

After your initial evaluation and assessment,  the vestibular physiotherapist will determine the individualized treatment plan.
  • Positional Treatment
  • Eye Tracking Therapy
  • Balance Retraining
  • Sensory organization Training
  • Gaze stabilization
  • Habituation and Compensatory Strategies
  • Customized Program
  • Manual Therapy or Manipulation
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What is Positional Vertigo? 

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is pretty common, as 2.4% of people will develop this condition in their lifetime. This condition usually affects adult people and seniors. It can happen suddenly and without injury, but it is sometimes associated with head injury, and inner ear infections. 

What Are The Signs and Symptoms 

Symptoms are based on vertigo or spinning sensation due to the movement of displaced crystals inside semicircular canals. Vertigo episode are brief and repetitive, can be triggered by  head movements. Sometimes, symptoms such as nausea and vomiting, and visual disturbance (nystagmus) may appear.
 BPPV does not produce constant dizziness and does not affect your hearing ability. It typically does not present with any ringing in the ears or pain.
Please see you medical doctor if you are fainting, have any numbness the body, speaking difficulties, changes in taste or smell, problems with movement. 
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What Happens With Positional Vertigo?

  • Vertigo or Spinning Sensations
  • Typically vertigo < 1 min
  • Off balance
  • Loss of Coordination

How We Assess The Dizzy Patient

To begin, the vestibular physiotherapist will complete a thorough assessment that includes:
  • Observing and Measuring Posture
  • Balance and Proprioception Testing
  • Strength and Neurological Testing
  • Eye Movement Tracking
  • Eye Movement and Head Movement
  • Eye-head coordination Tests
  • Cervical Spine Testing
  • Gait Assessment
  • Cranial Nerve Exam
  • Cardiac, Migraine Varient Questionnaire
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Our-Specialized-Equipment

Our Specialized Equipment

We are proudly the only clinic in Canada offering these state-of-the-art vertigo assessment technology. 

Vertigo goggles are able to effectively:

Record dysfunctional eye movements
Position the head in exact testing procedure
Provide real time feedback
Immediately reveal diagnostic findings and treatment options
  • Record dysfunctional eye movements
  • Position the head in exact testing procedure
  • Provide real time feedback
  • Immediately reveal diagnostic findings and treatment options
Treatment-Techniques

Treatment Techniques

Relax knowing the latest and best technology is at your fingertips!
In most cases of BPPV, the treatment is mechanical and completed with specific maneuvers that take help guide the otoliths crystals back to their normal position. These maneuvers are called Canalith Repositioning Maneuvers. The Epley maneuver is the most common use in clinic visits and at home, and the Semont maneuver is another technique to guide the crystals.

We Are Currently Accepting New Patients 

Feeling dizzy, nausea, and balance problems?  We are here, and ready to assist you in your recovery!