Have you ever experienced dizziness or loss of balance recently? Or, had trouble reading or focusing on work? If yes, then you could be suffering from some form of a vestibular disorder. These types of illnesses can hinder your day-to-day activities and affect your productivity at work. In some cases, they can even prove dangerous for your health. For example, if a person with a vestibular disease starts feeling dizzy while driving, he/she can end up losing focus and cause an accident. This is certainly not something anyone wants. For such people, we prescribe vestibular therapy. So what is vestibular therapy? Read on to understand how this therapy works and its benefits.
What is Vestibular Therapy?
Vestibular illnesses usually impact the sense of balance of a person. In vestibular therapy, we provide our patients with a specialized physiotherapy program. This program comprises of exercises which aim to retrain your balance. This kind of therapy is also known as vestibular rehabilitation.
How is it Done?
When a patient comes to us with vestibular illness, we first assess their condition. A therapist is allotted to you who will try to find out the positions and movements which cause you dizziness. The therapist uses Frenzel goggles to accurately assess and diagnose vestibular symptoms and then does a thorough analysis of your lifestyle to see if there are any other factors which contribute to your symptoms. With an in-depth understanding of your lifestyle, our therapists can help you work out the problems you face in your regular life. For example, if your reading is poorly affected due to this vestibular condition or your energy levels are low that causes you to reach your workplace late, then these problems are tackled with physiotherapy exercises. Lastly, your therapist also checks for your visual function to see your hand-to-eye coordination.
Once your assessment is done, then the therapist will recommend a suitable vestibular therapy program for you. This program will include exercises to help reduce the symptoms of dizziness. It will also tackle problems related to the loss of balance with advanced balance and gait retraining. You will also be taught ways to reduce difficulties you face in your day-to-day life due to this vestibular disorder. Then, your therapist will tailor-make a suitable plan for you. With our specialized exercises, your visual and balance systems will be continuously challenged restoring your vestibular well-being
Conditions Associated with Vestibular Disease
There are a variety of conditions which are classified as vestibular disorders. Some of them are Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), Vestibular Hydrops or Meniere’s disease, Central Vertigo and Labyrinthitis.
If you are facing issues in your everyday life due to any of the above conditions, then get in touch with our certified vestibular therapist Giri Srinivasan. Together we can help you get respite from your condition.