Vestibular Rehabilitation in Burlington

What is Vestibular Rehabilitation?

Pillars of Wellness, located in Burlington, Aldershot, specializes in treating injuries and disorders of the skeletal system and associated muscles. This includes treatment of issues that involve vertigo, imbalance, dizziness, and unsteadiness — all symptoms caused by vestibular disorder.

The vestibular system is the part of the inner ear and brain that is responsible for controlling both eye movement and balance, therefore an accident or disease affecting this system can result in a vestibular disorder. Our team of practitioners will assess and evaluate your pain, discomfort, and other symptoms before creating a custom treatment plan to help you safely recover.

Vestibular rehabilitation is an effective drug-free exercise-based program involving tailored physiotherapy with specific exercises designed to increase general activity levels, decrease vertigo/dizziness symptoms, improve balance function thus improving quality of life. At Pillars of Wellness, our highly trained physiotherapist will assess the function of the eye and head movement, musculoskeletal system, balance and walking.

What Can Physiotherapy Treatment Do for Vestibular Rehabilitation?

Incorporating physiotherapy into your vestibular disorder treatment can provide:

  • Balance retraining exercises
  • Education and advice for daily living (occupations) to improve function as well as confidence
  • Eye and head movement exercises
  • Exercises to improve balance, standing, walking
  • Fall prevention/reduction education
  • In-home specific individualised vestibular exercises
  • Techniques to reposition crystals in the inner ear canal (BPPV treatment)
  • Specific Vestibular exercise
  • Supervised therapy sessions to both monitor your program and change as required in order to challenge the 3 systems (balance, vestibular, visual)
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What Symptoms Can Physiotherapy for Vestibular Disorder Help Treat?

There are numerous symptoms that can result from a vestibular disorder. Physiotherapy can help treat:

  • Dizziness
  • Low tolerance to crowds
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Sensitivity to light and noise
  • Difficulty reading and concentrating
  • Headaches
  • Motion sensitivity
  • Poor balance
  • Sensation of spinning

Vestibular Disorder Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation at our Clinic

At Pillars of Wellness, vestibular disorder physiotherapy and rehabilitation is conducted individually by an experienced physiotherapist.

Vestibular disorder can affect people of all ages and walks of life. It can be commonly caused by issues related to age, anxiety, brain injury, cardiac problems, cerebellar degeneration, infections, head trauma, disease, medications, and stroke.

However you have developed vestibular disorder, Pillars of Wellness can help you heal in a healthy, effective way. After an initial assessment, our team will treat and rehabilitate your vestibular disorder with physiotherapy. Each client will receive their own custom rehabilitation and treatment plan, built according to their needs.

Pillars of Wellness is a multifaceted clinic, so your treatment plan is not just limited to physiotherapy. Your rehabilitation may involve various specialists to help you heal as safely and fully as possible.

Why Choose Pillars of Wellness?

At Pillars of Wellness, in Burlington, Ontario, we are proud to provide a truly integrated care approach that employs a variety of treatments to achieve a faster recovery. Our clinic offers different services such as chiropractic, naturopathy, counselling, speech therapy, occupational therapy, yoga therapy, acupuncture, and holistic nutrition.

With multiple diverse services and specialties in one place, you’ll get the best care possible — without having to look elsewhere. Pillars of Wellness is your one-stop-health solution, located right here in Burlington.

At Pillars of Wellness, you will typically experience results and changes within 6-8 weeks, or sooner, depending on your condition and diagnosis. If you were referred to us, we will gladly provide updates on your progress to your referring specialist or Physician. If you have any questions, please contact us. We are conveniently located in Burlington, Aldershot.

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