vestibular physiotherapy Surrey

Do you feel dizzy or experience a spinning sensation when you move your head? These symptoms are called vertigo and can be disorienting and disruptive to daily life. You are not alone, and there's hope! Clayton Heights Sports & Therapy Center in Surrey provides vestibular physiotherapy, a specialized treatment that can help you regain your balance and feel your best.

Understanding the Inner Ear: Your Balance Command Center

Maintaining balance is a complex process that involves the coordination of various parts of our body. The vestibular system is a crucial component of this process and is inside the inner ear. It comprises a complicated network of canals and sacs filled with fluid that detects head movement and sends signals to the brain, providing information about one's position in space.  

Causes of Vestibular Dysfunction

Several factors can impact the vestibular system. These factors include: 

  • Inner ear infections: Labyrinthitis and vestibular neuritis are two diseases that affect the vestibular system.
  • BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo): Tiny calcium crystals fill the inner ear canals, leading to brief episodes of vertigo with specific head movements.
  • Migraines: Certain types of migraines can trigger vertigo as a symptom.
  • Head injuries: Injuries to the head can cause damage to the vestibular system.
  • Age-related changes: The vestibular system can become less efficient as we age.  

Signs and Symptoms of Vestibular Dysfunction

If you're experiencing any of the following symptoms, it's essential to see a qualified healthcare professional for a proper diagnosis.

  • Dizziness or vertigo
  • Difficulty focusing your eyes     
  • Headaches   
  • Feeling off-balance or unsteady 
  • Nausea and vomiting    

How Vestibular Physiotherapy Can Help? 

Vestibular physiotherapy is a treatment method that is both non-invasive and very effective in treating vestibular dysfunction. Our experienced physiotherapists will conduct a comprehensive assessment to identify the underlying cause of your symptoms. Based on your individual needs, a personalized treatment plan will be developed. This may include:  

  • Canalith repositioning maneuvers (CRM): Specific head movements designed to relocate misplaced crystals in the case of BPPV.
  • Balance retraining exercises: These exercises gradually challenge your balance system, helping it re-adapt and re-calibrate.
  • Habituation exercises: Techniques to desensitize you to triggers that may exacerbate your symptoms.
  • Gaze stabilization exercises: Specific eye movements that improve visual tracking and spatial awareness.
  • The Path to Recovery: Hope and Support at Clayton Heights Sports & Therapy Center  

Taking the First Step Towards a More Stable You

Regaining your sense of balance after experiencing vestibular dysfunction can be challenging and lengthy. However, you don't have to go through it alone. If you suspect that you may have vestibular dysfunction, it's important to seek help as soon as possible. Contact Clayton Heights Sports & Therapy Center in Surrey. Our team is here to provide you with the comprehensive support and guidance you need to navigate your recovery process successfully. We understand the challenges and anxieties that come with vestibular dysfunction and are dedicated to helping you achieve your goals. We will work closely with you to develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your unique needs. Vestibular physiotherapy is a safe and effective path towards regaining your stability and confidence.