Balance and spatial orientation are controlled by the vestibular system, which includes the inner ear and a portion of the brain. Assessing and treating symptoms including vertigo, nausea, dizziness, room spinning, and loss of balance are all part of vestibular physiotherapy.
BENIGN PAROXYSMAL POSITIONAL VERTIGO (BPPV)
One of the most frequent causes of vertigo, the sudden sensation that you are spinning or that the interior of your head is spinning, is benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV).
BPPV produces brief episodes of light headedness to severe vertigo. It typically starts when your head position shifts in a certain way. When you lie down, move your head up or down, turn over, or sit up in bed, this could occur.
A feeling of that you or your surroundings are spinning or moving (vertigo)
A loss of balance or unsteadiness
Commonly unidentified causes
Associated with mild to severe head injuries.
disease of the inner ear, or very rarely on ear surgery
Associated with migraines.
HOW DOES VESTIBULAR REHABILITATION HELP IN RECOVERY?
Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy VRT is beneficial in reducing symptoms in a wide range of vestibular diseases, including unilateral vestibular hypofunction, persistent vertigo, vestibular migraine and tension headaches, PPPD, concussion, and many more. This is supported by a wealth of research.
The goal of exercise-based vestibular rehabilitation therapy (VRT) is to encourage vestibular adaptation and substitution. The objectives of VRT are to: 1) increase gaze stability, 2) improve postural stability, 3) improve vertigo, and 4) improve everyday living activities.
Vestibular rehabilitation therapy normally lasts 6 to 8 weeks, with sessions occurring once or twice each week. Yet, some individuals can effectively address their balance or vertigo concerns in just 1 or 2 therapy sessions and can start to notice improvements in as little as 48 hours.