Vestibular Physiotherapy

What is Vestibular Physiotherapy?

Vestibular physiotherapy is an exercise-based program to improve balance and reduce dizziness-related problems. Though dizziness and vertigo are signs most commonly associated with vestibular dysfunction, there are also several less commonly identified issues. These can include but are not limited to: visual disturbance, nausea, vomiting, reduced concentration, anxiety, and fatigue. Vestibular dysfunction can be extremely limiting for day-to-day function, and can be improved with proper diagnosis and treatment. 

Vestibular physiotherapy at the Sport Manitoba Clinic includes a comprehensive assessment of the neck and specific testing of the vestibular system. 

Common causes may include head injury, viral infection of the inner ear, certain prescription medications, and aging. 

Fees:

Initial Assessment - 60 minutes: $150.00

Follow-Up Appointment: $110.00

Signs and symptoms may include:

  • Dizziness/Feeling off-balance
  • Sensation of spinning, or the world spinning around you (vertigo)
  • Feeling light-headed
  • Nausea
  • Poor balance
  • Difficulty walking in the dark
  • Visual disturbance with head movement