Treating dizziness and balance disorders
Vestibular rehabilitation is a specialized form of physiotherapy designed to help individuals who suffer from balance and dizziness problems. It is a non-invasive and effective way to manage vestibular disorders, which can greatly improve quality of life.
The vestibular system is made up of three fluid-filled canals in the ears that are responsible for three distinct head movements: nodding, twisting and tilting
Peripheral disorders arise in the vestibular system when there are disturbances to the fluids in the canals, resulting in skewed messages to the brain. Regular signs of vestibular disorders include impaired head & neck mobility, loss of balance, dizziness and vertigo. Common disorders that affect the vestibular system include:
- Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
- Bilateral Vestibular Hypofunction
- Meniere’s Disease
- Persistent Postural Perceptual Dizziness (PPPD)
- Secondary Endolymphatic Hydrops
- Vestibular Migraines
At Valeo, we value the comfortability of our clients by using effective, yet non-invasive techniques that aim to restore proper function to the vestibular system. Condition-specific maneuvers use a series of postural movements to return the body back to a state of balance and prevent further damage (mention Gans maneuver [most up to date technique in the active therapy field] and/or Epley maneuver [older version of maneuver]?).