"...physical therapy for dizziness and imbalance,
or more generally; balance rehabilitation"
Vestibular rehabilitation is now available at the Killens Reid Physiotherapy Clinic in Ottawa, Ontario.
Vestibular rehabilitation encompasses evidence-based assessment and treatment approaches.
...physiotherapy for dizziness and imbalance, or more generally; balance rehabilitation"
Who is appropriate for Vestibular Rehabilitation?
Individuals who report any or all of the following
symptoms as a result of a vestibular disorder:
- Balance Problems
- Motion sensitivity (quick head movements provoke
- Problems with gaze stability (blurring of vision
with head movement)
Balance problems may be as a result of upper
neck and/or inner ear and/or vision problems as a result of:
- Head Trauma (car accidents, falls, impact sports)
- Ear infections including vestibular neuronitis
- Postural dysfunctions
- Illness or disease
- Insidious onset such as Benign Paroxysmal Positional
Vertigo (BPPV) where crystals get displaced and get caught in
one or more of the semicircular canals in the inner ear
- Stroke or brain injury
What can you expect?
Vestibular Rehabilitation is a specialized physiotherapy treatment
program that is individualized for each client and aims to relieve
the symptoms and discomfort associated with dizziness and balance
A thorough assessment is performed focused
on functioning in several areas:
- Eye and head coordination
- Balance and gait
- Motion sensitivity
- Neck joint stiffness and stability factors, as well as muscle
tension and patterning factors, that may lead to poor proprioception
and a feeling of disequilibrium
Following the initial assessment, treatment
- Balance retraining exercises
- Specific vestibular exercises
- Supervised therapy sessions to monitor progress
and continually challenge the vestibular, visual and balance
- Repositioning manoeuvre for BPPV
- Manual therapy to mobilize stiff neck joints and
release tense muscles;
- Exercise therapy to correct muscle imbalances
and retrain proprioception
For more information,
please contact Killens Reid Physiotherapy
Tel: 613.594.8512 Fax 613.594.0213 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org