Vestibular disorders are characterised often as problems with symptoms of vertigo, dizziness, visual disturbance, and/or imbalance. Additionally, one of the consequences of having a vestibular disorder is that symptoms frequently cause people to adopt a sedentary lifestyle in order to avoid bringing on, or worsening, dizziness and imbalance. As a result, decreased muscle strength and flexibility, increased joint stiffness, and reduced stamina can occur. We at MJ Physio are aware that symptoms due to vestibular disorders can diminish quality of life and impact all aspects of daily living. They also contribute to emotional problems such as anxiety and depression. Evidence has shown that vestibular rehabilitation can be effective in improving symptoms related to many vestibular (inner ear/balance) disorders. Our vestibular physiotherapist at MJ physio is able to test vestibular abnormalities and identify patients who are “appropriate” candidates for therapy. We use diagnosis based strategies for designing and implementing therapy. We apply specific therapy protocols within individualized programs for patients. We Initiate and implement a comprehensive vestibular rehabilitation program within our scope of practice utilizing substitution, habituation and adaptation protocols. We can develop Return-To-Play Decisions based on your assessment.
Our MJ Physio vestibular therapist also provides BPPV diagnosis & treatment with Canalith Repositioning Maneuvers.
If you experience imbalance, dizziness, fullness or ringing in the ear call us today to book an appointment for a vestibular assessment.
If you have been diagnosed with vestibular dysfunction call us today to experience MJ Physio Vestibular Retraining Therapy.