Vestibular Rehabilitation Halifax

Suffering from dizziness, imbalance, vertigo?

Balance 360 Health is a Bedford physiotherapy clinic specializing in the assessment and treatment of vertigo, dizziness, and imbalance disorders.

Vestibular Rehabilitation Halifax

Suffering from dizziness, imbalance, vertigo?

Balance 360 Health is a Bedford physiotherapy clinic specializing in the assessment and treatment of vertigo, dizziness, and imbalance disorders.

What is Vestibular Rehabilitation?

Vestibular rehabilitation is a specialized form of physiotherapy aimed at alleviating balance and dizziness issues caused by deficits of the inner ear. It focuses on improving vestibular function through targeted exercises and movement strategies that promote central nervous system compensation.

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Commonly Asked Vertigo Therapy Questions

If I have a vestibular problem what could my symptoms be?

  • Vertigo (A sensation of spinning)
  • Dizziness
  • Light headedness
  • Imbalance and Spatial Disorientation
  • Headaches or head pressure
  • Vision Disturbances (shaky or unstable vision, issues with focusing and screens)
  • Hearing Changes (sensitivity to loud noises, or hearing loss)
  • Tinnitus (ringing or noise in the ears)
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Mild memory concerns
  • Anxiety and/or depression

Other Symptoms: These can include nausea, sweating, vomiting, fatigue, and changes in heart rate.

What can I expect at a Halifax vestibular rehabilitation assessment?

During a vestibular physiotherapy assessment, our Bedford physiotherapists will perform a series of tests and evaluations to understand the patient’s condition. The process generally includes:

Patient Interview

The physiotherapist begins with a thorough interview to understand your medical history, symptoms, and lifestyle. This will involve questions about your vertigo, dizziness, balance issues, falls, hearing loss, ringing in the ears, and other related symptoms.

Physical Examination

This includes general physical checks as well as specific vestibular tests. You might be asked to perform certain movements to evaluate your balance, eye movement, coordination, and strength. These tests can include the Romberg test, the Dix-Hallpike maneuver, and the Head Impulse Test, among others.

Functional Balance Assessment

The physiotherapist will observe you performing everyday tasks like sit to stand, standing in more complex situations (uneven surface, eyes closed, narrow stance) to assess your functional balance.

Gait Assessment

This involves observing your walking pattern to identify any irregularities that might contribute to balance problems.

Neurological Examination

To rule out other conditions, a basic neurological exam will be conducted to assess your reflexes, strength, sensation, and coordination.

Infrared goggle examination

Balance 360 Health is one of the few clinics that uses this technology. Eye movements provide information about your vestibular system. Infrared goggles can detect abnormal eye movements (called nystagmus), and assist us in a more precise identification of your condition.

Formulation of Treatment Plan

Based on the assessment findings, our Bedford physiotherapists will develop a personalized treatment plan targeting your specific issues. The vertigo treatment plan will determine the number of required follow up sessions.

What could my vertigo treatment plan involve?

Repositioning maneuvers

If your condition is Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), your treatment will involve guided movements of your head and body to assist in repositioning calcium carbonate crystals in your vestibular system.

Vestibular Exercises

Specific exercises are prescribed to help the brain relearn how to interpret and process signals from the vestibular system and coordinate them with visual inputs. Innovative technology may be used to assist in these exercises and motivate client participation.

Balance Training

This includes exercises to improve stability, posture control, and functional mobility, reducing the risk of falls. To assist in client safety and confidence, the use of a stabilizing Solo Step ™ harness system can be used.

Habituation Exercises

These are meant to desensitize you to movements that provoke symptoms, helping to reduce dizziness and vertigo. Innovative technology may be used to assist in these exercise.

Gaze Stabilization Exercises

These exercises help to control eye movements, making it easier to focus on moving objects without experiencing dizziness.

Lifestyle Adjustments

Patients are also advised about certain modifications in their diet and lifestyle

Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy Fees

Initial Assessment (1-1.5 hours)  $170.00

Follow-Up visits (30 mins)  $95.00

Remember, it’s important to wear comfortable clothing that allows easy movement and to bring any relevant medical reports or documents for your Halifax vestibular rehabilitation therapy appointment.

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Selecting the right provider matters. We’re dedicated to answering any questions you have to help you make the best choice.

Contact Balance 360 Health today for clarity and confidence.

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What are some vestibular dysfunctions or vestibular disorders?

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Why Choose Balance 360 Health?

  • Certified and experienced vestibular physiotherapists in Bedford.
  • Infrared goggle technology that measures subtle eye movements (nystagmus).
  • Comprehensive vertigo treatment plan tailored to your specific goals.
  • Summarized reports sent to your doctor or specialist.
  • Appointments are covered by most extended healthcare plans.

The Balance 360 Health experience

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One on one treatment sessions. No assistants.
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Private and sanitized treatment rooms
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Well equipped clinical gym space and innovative technology
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Team communication  physician, insurers and other health care providers
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Outstanding customer service

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Featured Resources

Balance and Dizziness Canada

"Our mission is to support, inspire and educate those affected by balance and dizziness disorders and to develop awareness of the issues surrounding these disorders."

Vestibular Disorders Association (VEDA)

"Since 2012 our website has been accessed over 18 million times. We understand what you’re going through and will do whatever we can to help you on your road to recovery."

FCAMPT

The Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (CAMPT) is a professional organization of physiotherapists who have completed post-graduate training in hands on therapy treatment techniques that meet the International Federation of Manipulative Physical Therapy (IFOMPT) standards. We help anyone with pain or movement problems that impact their ability to do what’s important to them. By delivering research-guided physiotherapy care, our patients get better, recover faster and stay healthier so they can be active in the things they love to do. To learn more and find your CAMPT-Certified physiotherapist, visit www.manippt.org

Solo Step™

"The Solo-Step Overhead Track System attaches to a harness protecting the patient from falls and injuries. Solo-Step provides support and increases confidence for patients during all aspects of physical therapy, including sit-to-stand, walking therapy, balance training, gait training, and climbing stairs."

Theralase

"After sixteen years of research and development and the in-license of two additional platforms of PDCs, Theralase has optimized the PDCs and the medical laser systems used to activate them, to safely and effectively destroy Non-Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer (“NMIBC”)."

NS College of Physiotherapists

"The Nova Scotia College of Physiotherapists (NSCP) is a not-for-profit Regulatory Board dedicated to the self-regulation of physiotherapists in Nova Scotia since 1958. All physiotherapists practicing in Nova Scotia are members of, and registered with, the NSCP. The NSCP sets and enforces the educational and practice standards in the province to ensure competency."

Canadian Physiotherapy Association

"CPA members are rehabilitation professionals dedicated to the health, mobility, and fitness of Canadians. In partnership with provincial and territorial Branches and practice Divisions, the CPA enables members to learn, share knowledge, and enhance practice. The CPA provides resources, education, ideas, and advocacy to enable our professional community to better serve Canadians."

Nova Scotia Physiotherapy Association

"As a provincial branch of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA), the Nova Scotia Physiotherapy Association (NSPA) serves as the voice and advocate for physiotherapists, physiotherapy residents, physiotherapy assistants, and PT/PTA students all across Nova Scotia. We are a dynamic healthcare professional organization with over 750 members."

GLA:D Canada

"Based on the success of the program in Denmark, the GLA:D® education and exercise program for knee and hip OA is now being made available in Canada. The program is being launched in regions within Ontario with plans for expansion across Canada over the next 3 years."

Pain Hero

"Get back to doing what you love, whether that’s playing with your kids, running your first marathon, or living pain-free with the best physiotherapists, chiropractors, and massage therapists in your community."

Looking for Vestibular Therapy in Halifax?

If you are suffering from dizziness, imbalance or vertigo, you may need vestibular rehabilitation therapy. Vestibular conditions may also present light headedness, visual distortions and head spinning, difficulty concentrating, among other symptoms.

As a Halifax vestibular rehabilitation clinic, our team is committed to helping clients successfully manage and overcome vertigo.

Our Bedford physiotherapy clinic specializes in vertigo therapy, assessing and treating dizziness and imbalance. Schedule a vertigo assessment appointment today!

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