Vertigo/Dizziness - Vestibular Rehabilitation
Dizziness is a very common complaint faced by family doctors. One of the most common causes of dizziness is benign paroxysmal position vertigo (BPPV), which can be very effectively and safely treated through a series of specific treatment maneuvers.
Vestibular Rehabilitation is an exercise-based approach used to treat dizziness and balance problems. Treatment involves designing an individual home exercise program that will gradually decrease the sensitivity of the vestibular system.
Current research reveals that more than 1/3 of people over 65 will fall at least once per year. Falls are not a normal part of aging, and can be prevented with specific, progressive balance retraining exercises! Individualized strengthening exercises are also very effective at preventing falls in the elderly, and recent research has shown that visual rehabilitation exercises can also be very helpful in preventing falls.
Our Registered Massage Therapists (RMT) are skilled at treating pain, tightness and spasm caused by muscle tension. Massage treatment by our experienced therapists accelerates the healing process by releasing tense and sore muscles, promoting relaxation and improving circulation of the blood and lymphatic systems. The goal of massage treatment is to relieve stress in your muscles, to enable you to move more freely, with less pain. If you are also receiving physiotherapy treatment, your massage therapist will work closely with your physiotherapist to ensure that both professionals are maximizing your progress.