Vertigo and Dizziness

VertigoDizziness, headaches and balance problems are common issues that occur as we age or after concussions and whiplash injuries.

Vertigo and other forms of dizziness can have multiple causes, some of which can be successfully diagnosed and treated with physiotherapy.

What to expect at your assessment

We provide a comprehensive assessment and treatment strategies which look for whether the causes is from the:

  1. Neck
  2. Brain i.e. concussion
  3. Inner ear

Your physiotherapist will do a careful clinical assessment of your head movements, balance, neck function, nervous system and vestibular system to determine whether your dizziness/ vertigo can be treated with physiotherapy approaches or whether you should have further medical investigation through your physician.

Our approach is to find the best individualized plan for you to help you to decrease dizziness, reduce symptoms and help you restore function as quickly and safely as possible.

Who will benefit?

You may benefit from therapy if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • Dizziness or vertigo
  • Headache
  • Facial pain
  • Nausea
  • vomiting
  • Unsteadiness
  • Loss of concentration
  • Fogginess

Treatment

Treatment approaches may include:

  • Soft tissue release
  • Joint mobilizations
  • Balance exercises
  • Eye-movement exercises
  • Posture correction
  • Treatment coordination with other health care professionals
  • Home exercise program
  • Education on recovery and activity modification

Diagnoses which may benefit from physiotherapy

Common dizziness issues that can benefit from therapy include, but are not limited to:

  • BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo)
  • Post-concussion Syndrome
  • Cervicogenic Dizziness (related to disorders of the neck)
  • Vestibular Hypofunction / Loss (UVL/UVH)
  • PPPD (Persistent Postural-Perceptual Dizziness)
  • Falls Risk and Balance or Gait Disorders

Service provided by:

Tiffany Shi RPT (Bio)

More information:

Consussion — https://orthophysio.com/concussion/

Whiplash — https://orthophysio.com/know-your-injury/sports-and-traumatic-injuries/whiplash-acceleration-deceleration-injury/

To Book an appointment

call 416–925–4687 or email physio@orthophysio.com