Vestibular Rehabilitation

Have you ever experienced?

Dizziness ?
Episodes of spinning ?
Periods of light-headedness?
Trouble focusing or reading ?
Loss of balance ?
Increased fatigue ?


If you answered YES to any of these questions, you may have a Vestibular problem.

What is Vestibular Rehabilitation?

Vestibular therapy/rehabilitation is a specialized physiotherapy treatment program that involves an appropriate exercise-based approach to retrain balance.

  • Position or movements that cause dizziness.
  • Balance deficits which may interfere with your ability to perform daily activities such as dressing, bathing, walking, driving or shopping.
  • Visual function as it relates to eye-head co-ordination required for reading, driving or walking.

Your Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy program includes:

  • Exercises to help you stop or reduce symptoms of dizziness.
  • Advanced balance and gait retraining.
  • Compensatory techniques you can use to decrease symptoms of  dizziness and imbalance while performing daily activities.
  • Specific vestibular exercises.
  • Supervised therapy sessions to monitor progress and continually challenge the vestibular, visual and balance systems.
  • Repositioning maneuver for B.P.P.V (Benign Paroxysmal positional Vertigo) which is a condition where crystals are caught in inner ear.

Who will benefit from Vestibular Rehabilitation?

The vestibular rehabilitation program offers treatments for a wide variety of conditions that result in balance problems and dizziness. Some of these include:

  • Labrynthitis: inflammation of the labyrinth.
  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV): A condition where free floating calcium particles move into semicircular canals causing vertigo or spinning with changes in head position.
  • Vestibular Hydrops or Meniere‚Äôs Disease: A fluid imbalance in the inner ear and the symptoms may include ringing in the ear, fluctuating hearing loss, spinning, and loss of balance.
  • Central Vertigo: A condition which can be caused by damage to the central nervous system from a stroke or head injury that affects the vestibular system. The symptoms may include dizziness or loss of balance.


No referral required. However, we recommend that, you be assessed by your physician prior to commencing a vestibular rehabilitation program, to determine the nature of your difficulties.

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