What is Vertigo?
Vertigo is a symptom, rather than a condition itself. It's the sensation that you, or the environment around you, is moving or spinning.
This feeling may be barely noticeable, or it may be so severe that you find it difficult to keep your balance and do everyday tasks.
Attacks of vertigo can develop suddenly and last for a few seconds, or they may last much longer. If you have severe vertigo, your symptoms may be constant and last for several days, making normal life very difficult.
Other symptoms associated with vertigo may include:
What Causes it?
Generally, vertigo is caused either by problems in the inner ear, known as peripheral vertigo, or problems in the brain or nervous system, known as central vertigo. Certain risk factors and other medical issues can also lead to episodes of vertigo.
Finding what’s causing your dizziness is important because it will determine your treatment options.
How to Treat Vertigo
Our Registered Physiotherapist, Jean Thomas, offers a drug free, Physiotherapy based specialized exercises that result in gaze and gait stabilization called vestibular rehabilitation training (VRT), each session is One-On-One. VRT exercises involve head movement, and are essential in stimulating and retraining the vestibular system.
*Persons with these symptoms often only need a few treatments to see a markable difference.
Vertigo Treatments now available @ Etobicoke Physiotherapy. Call (416) 251-2300 to book.
Jean completed her degree in physiotherapy in India in 2001, and has been a Registered Physiotherapist in Ontario since 2014. For the past 15 years she has worked and gained experience in the UAE, India and Saudi Arabia, treating musculoskeletal, sports injuries, and neuro rehab patients in hospital and clinical settings. Jean is a dedicated therapist with strong professional values, and believes that a thorough assessment, hands-on treatment, individualized exercise program, functional training and active patient participation will help achieve maximum levels of function. She continually upgrades her skills by attending various manual therapy courses, evidence-based courses and webinars to provide effective and quality service to her clients.
*NEW *Jean now offers Vestibular (Vertigo) Treatment