Vertigo Treatment in Courtice
Dizziness is frequently defined as “light-headedness,” whereas vertigo is usually described as a spinning sensation. They frequently have different causes and remedies.
What Is Vertigo??
Vertigo is a spinning sensation that might make you feel as if you’re moving or the room is spinning around you, even if you’re perfectly still. The inner ear (“vestibular system”) is the most common cause of vertigo. Vertigo can be caused by a variety of factors, including:
- nner ear infections or disorders
- Tumours, such as acoustic neuroma
- Surgery that removes or injures the inner ear or its nerves
- Head injury that results in injury to the inner ears
- A hole in the inner ear
You also might have:
- Abnormal eye movements
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo is a type of vertigo that occurs when your head is moved in particular postures and generates a spinning feeling for a short amount of time.
Signs and Symptoms of OA Hip
If you have vertigo with one or more of the following symptoms, get emergency medical help right away.
- Double vision
- Difficulty speaking
- Difficulty swallowing food
- A change in alertness
- Arm or leg weakness
- Inability to walk
- Fainting and blackouts
Your physiotherapist at Physiotouch Courtice will use your answers to the following questions to help identify the cause of your vertigo and to determine the best course of treatment:
- When did you first have vertigo (the sensation of spinning)?
- What are you doing when you have vertigo (turning your head, bending over, standing perfectly still, rolling in bed)?
- How long does the vertigo last(seconds, minutes, hours, days)?
- Have you had vertigo before?
- Do you have hearing loss, ringing, or fullness in your ears?
- Do you have nausea with the spinning?
- Have you had any changes in your heart rate or breathing?
Your physiotherapist will run tests to figure out what’s causing your vertigo and estimate your risk of falling. Your therapist may propose additional testing or a visit with your physician based on the results of the tests.
The physiotherapist at Physiotouch Courtice will create a treatment plan for you based on your physiotherapist’s assessment and your recovery goals. The therapies you receive will be determined on the cause of your vertigo. Your therapist’s main goal is to help you begin moving again while also managing your vertigo. Specialized head and neck movements, as well as other exercises, may be used to help alleviate your discomfort. Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, for example, has extremely particular tests and treatments.
If you have dizzy and a balance problem after your vertigo has gone away, your physiotherapist can devise a treatment plan that specifically addresses those issues. Your physiotherapist will teach you coping methods to assist you manage your symptoms, such as:
- Do certain household activities or chores lead you to feel dizzy? To deal with the dizziness, your therapist will show you how to do those things in a new way.
- Have ordinary tasks become more difficult, resulting in weariness and dizziness? Your therapist will assist you in working through these symptoms as soon as possible so that you may get back to your normal routine at home and at work.
Dizziness physiotherapy treatments come in a variety of types. Your therapist may build an exercise programme for you based on your specific difficulties, which may include:
- Exercises to improve your balance
- Exercises to help the brain “correct” differences between your inner ears
- Exercises to improve your ability to focus your eyes and vision
Your physiotherapist at Physiotouch Courtice may also recommend exercises to help you improve your strength, flexibility, and heart health, all with the objective of enhancing your overall physical health and well-being.
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What to Expect on Your First Visit:
- At Physiotouch Courtice, you will register with our friendly front office staff.
- A comprehensive assessment by a Physiotherapist or other Health Care Provider will take you through a detailed history of your major physical concern, assessment of your range of motion and strength, as well as a variety of special tests specific to your injury or dysfunction. These assessment findings are analyzed and used to create a clinical impression. This will help us to better identifying and understanding your problem and formulating an effective treatment plan tailored specifically for your needs and to achieve the realistic goals. This treatment plan could involve a number of things including therapeutic exercises, therapeutic modalities, manual mobilizations, massage, patient and family education, activity modification, home exercise programs, supervised exercise programs and many others.
- There will be some treatments performed the first day to get you started on your path to recovery. However, during the next visits you will get into all aspects of your treatment plan.
- Our staff will help you scheduling your next visits at Physiotouch Courtice as per treatment plan recommended by related Health Care Provider. We offer many convenient appointment times, however, prime times can become busy, so it is best to book ahead as much as possible.
- If you have any questions at any time, please do not hesitate to call. We want to ensure your satisfaction and full recovery.
Before Your First Visit
- You will receive a confirmation email shortly after booking your appointment.
- This email will contain some forms which you can fill out and sign from your device in handy.
- If you have any questions, ask us before signing the form.
- If you are not able to access the forms online, please arrive 15 minutes early for your first appointment so that we can help you with the paperwork.
- Make a list of questions that you want to discuss on your first visit.
- Bring with you if you have any imaging reports (i.e.) X-rays, Ultrasound/MRI (etc.) and doctor’s referral.
- Bring with you a copy of your insurance card and a photo ID.