Dizziness and Vertigo
- Did you know Dizziness is No.1 reason > 75 years for physician’s visits.
- 39% individuals with dizziness >65 years fall due to dizziness.
- 40-80% Whiplash or Concussion subjects have persistent symptoms of Dizziness
- Light-headedness and Disequilibrium affects 25-35% of general population.
- Up to 10% of the population gets affected with Vertigo once in lifetime.
- 5% of population which is close to 2 million people in Canada would be walking with Chronic Vestibular Problem at any given time.
- Dizziness is associated with Disability, Depression, Decreased Social Activity, Decreased Self Health Ratings, and Increased Falls.
What can cause it?
- Dizziness is a result of mismatch between the Balance or Equilibrium Systems in the body.
- There could be different problems which can cause dizziness. Here are few of them…
- Cardiovascular problems
- Neurological dysfunctions
- Vision problems
- Vestibular problems
- Psychoemotional problems.
How does physiotherapy help?
Most dizziness, vertigo and balance problem come from the disturbance of vestibular system (consisting of vestibular apparatus in the inner ear, its connections to brain and brain itself). The physiotherapist can provide assessment and treatment which can help you to improve tolerance in the brain to overcome your dizziness.Vestibular Therapy helps to restore Equilibrium between Systems which helps to minimize or eliminate the symptoms and improve Quality of Life.
Who would benefit from the treatment?
It can help you out if you have…
- Poor balance
- History of falls
- Nausea because of any movement.
- Benign paroxysmal positional Vertigo(BPPV) or positional vertigo
What would be the treatment like?
As you see there are bunch of pathologies which can give rise to symptoms, specific care is taken to rule out non-vestibular causes first. Initial assessment is upto one hour where detailed history is taken, and clinical assessment is performed.The physical assessment will consist of different tests to find the cause of your dizziness. Based upon the clinical assessment results treatment plan is created. Duration of the treatment lasts on the assessment results. Some vestibular problems can resolve within 5 visits whereas some can take longer than that. Our assessments and treatment protocols are tailor-made for everyone.
Is it covered with extended health insurance?
Yes. Vestibular Rehab sessions are covered by extended health insurance. Your insurance may or may not require refferal from the doctor. Please contact our clinic to get more information about the assessment and treatment on +1 548 489 1009.