VRT is an exercise-based program for reducing the symptoms of dizziness and feeling imbalance that can be associated with a vestibular dysfunction.
Nearly 40% of people will suffer from symptoms of Vestibular dysfunction, or Vertigo, during their lifetime. These symptoms can be caused by an inner ear problem, neck stiffness or dysfunction. They can also be a side effect of certain medications or even signify a more serious problem to be further investigated.
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is the most common reason for feeling dizziness or spinning and is usually associated with changes in head position. The symptoms may only last for a few seconds. This disorder can usually be diagnosed and treated very successfully with only a couple manoeuvres performed in the clinic.
Other conditions known to cause these symptoms include Meniere’s disease, vestibular neuritis/ labyrinthitis, vestibular migraine, PPPD, or if you are recovering from ear surgery.
Will Vestibular Rehab Therapy (VRT) help you?
If you notice any of the following symptoms, it could be a sign of Vestibular dysfunction.
1.Struggling when you walk through crowded areas, especially in the supermarket
2.Difficulty scrolling through your phone or tablet
3.Difficulty watching TV, using your computer, or even when reading
4.Feeling unbalanced or clumsy
5.Nausea or vomiting
6.Headaches and migraines
7.Changes in hearing
8.Tinnitus (ringing in your ears)
9.Sensitivity to noises or light
11.Anxiety or fear of falling
What to expect when you come for VRT assessment:
The aim of VRT is to reduce your symptoms of dizziness and to improve your balance when you are moving. Vestibular rehabilitation is a type of physiotherapy that focuses on resolving vertigo and imbalance and getting you back to normal as quickly as possible. Saibu Philip is our VRT specialist physiotherapist here at 365 Physiotherapy. He has done certificate course in vestibular rehabilitation and specialised in VRT, he has been actively involved in treating and caring for patients with these symptoms.
365 Physiotherapy Dublin covers both the clinic service and home visits. The clinic is located in Santry , Dublin 9 and home visits are extended to Santry, Northwood, Swords and North Dublin areas. Our physiotherapist outlines individualised rehabilitative physiotherapy, developed to maximise your wellness and independence through activity, exercise, and self-management.
Your treatment may involve advice on symptomatic management, balance and mobility, and exercises that aim to improve your walking ability and confidence.
Your treatment will also depend on your preferences and your individual goals and needs
Saibu Philip will go through an extensive assessment of your vestibular system which will include a thorough neck and balance assessment. The initial session will last 60 minutes.
*It is recommended that you have someone to drive you home from this appointment.
Your treatment plan will be based on the assessment findings and will always include some exercises for you to work on between sessions. We accept GP referrals, consultant referrals and direct referrals, If you are unsure about any aspect of our VRT care offered, please contact the 365 physiotherapy for more information.
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