Dizziness is one of the most common complaints people have when they visit their doctor. There are many reasons why one might feel dizzy, and often the cause of dizziness is a benign condition. A lot of people who suffer from vertigo or dizziness rarely consider treating it through physiotherapy.
However, our expert physio team at Regenerate Physio has been successfully treating dizziness using Dizzy Physio techniques. Experience reveals that some dizziness can be cured using physiotherapy techniques. Since feeling dizzy or unbalanced can be inked with your balance and sensory organs.
Our balance is actually quite a complicated system that requires harmony with the inner ear, muscles, eyes, brain, and other receptors in the body. With that being said, many patients who suffer from dizziness are amazed of the possibility of treating dizziness through physiotherapy and maneuver techniques.
To help anyone who is wondering if physiotherapy can help treat dizziness, we have put together this helpful article and suggest you keep reading.
What physiotherapy techniques do we use to treat dizziness at our clinic in Edmonton?
At our physiotherapy clinic in Edmonton, we use a specialized technique called vestibular therapy to treat dizziness. This technique has been proven to improve positional vertigo and dizziness. This type of therapy involves exercises, eye movements, and manual positioning to overcome dizziness.
Whether inner ear conditions are causing your dizziness or caused by certain activities, we can help you get rid of your vertigo with the help of our noninvasive techniques. Vestibular therapy is a continuous process, and you can start seeing the benefits from this therapy within a few sessions.
If you are diagnosed with BPPV, or positional vertigo for example, by the time your treatment is finished, you can expect to feel better in some cases rapidly.
How does vestibular therapy work?
Vestibular therapy involves different treatments, and depending upon the initial evaluation of the patient by our physical therapy specialists; we provide the most optimal treatment. The way some commonly used vestibular treatments work is as follows:
Habituation exercise: Habituation exercises are meant to get your brain used to the feeling of dizziness. Once your brain is exposed to the feeling of dizziness in a controlled manner, it builds a tolerance to dizziness.
This can help the brain recover from a vertigo episode. These exercises involve making you feel dizzy for short durations and gradually increasing exposure to create more tolerance for vertigo.
Gaze Stabilization: Gaze stabilization is used to treat vertigo in patients who feel dizzy because they experience difficulty controlling their eye movements. For example, when they move their head to the side, their eyes fail to stabilize with the movement and start feeling dizzy.
Gaze stabilization treatment involves focus exercises to focus on a stationary object while moving your head from side to side. This exercise aims to train your mind to distinguish the movement of your head from the movement of your eyes.
Balancing exercises: Getting muscles of balance to fire is an important aspect of vestibular therapy. Balance exercise will focus on improving your brain to muscle functioning and performing these actions can improve dizziness.
Eye Tracking Exercises: These exercises can help your eyes track objects and feels less dizzy when you move your head and eyes at the same time.
Positional Therapies: These treatments are used to remove debris or crystals in the inner ear that are causing vertigo. By using gravity, we are able to help flush out irritants and remove the debris causing vertigo.
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