Vertigo/Dizziness - Vestibular Rehabilitation
Dizziness is a very common complaint faced by physiotherapists. One of the most common causes of dizziness is benign paroxysmal position vertigo (BPPV), which can be very effectively and safely treated through a series of specific treatment maneuvers.
Vestibular Rehabilitation is an exercise-based approach used to treat dizziness and balance problems. Treatment involves designing an individual home exercise program that will gradually decrease the sensitivity of the vestibular system.
Current research reveals that more than 1/3 of people over 65 will fall at least once per year. Falls are not a normal part of aging, and can be prevented with specific, progressive balance retraining exercises! Individualized strengthening exercises are also very effective at preventing falls in the elderly, and recent research has shown that visual rehabilitation exercises can also be very helpful in preventing falls.
Please visit www.vestibular.org for accurate, relevant and up to date information on BPPV, vestibular rehabilitation and other balance problems.