What is Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT)?

Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT) is a type of treatment we offer at Gemini Health Group for people who feel dizzy or off-balance. It’s a way to help your brain get better at handling these feelings so you can move more easily and feel steadier.

How Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT) Helps

Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT) uses special exercises to tackle problems caused by inner ear issues. These problems can make you feel dizzy, unstable, or like everything around you is spinning. The exercises are chosen just for you, to help reduce these feelings and improve your balance.

Understanding the Inner Ear System

Your inner ear plays a big role in keeping you balanced and knowing where you are in space. It sends information to your brain about movements and changes in your position. When there’s a problem with this system, you might feel dizzy or have trouble standing steady. Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT) helps your brain learn to use other signals from your body to keep you balanced, even if your inner ear isn’t working perfectly.

Types of Exercises in Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT)

  • Adaptation Exercises: These help your brain get used to the changes in your inner ear, making you feel less dizzy.
  • Habituation Exercises: If certain movements or situations make you dizzy, these exercises gently get you used to them, so they bother you less over time.
  • Substitution Exercises: These teach your body to use information from your eyes and legs more when your inner ear isn’t giving the right signals.

Who Can Benefit from Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT)?

Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT) can help if you have conditions like BPPV (where certain head movements cause vertigo), Vestibular Neuritis, Labyrinthitis, Meniere’s Disease, or if you’ve had a concussion. Symptoms that suggest VRT might help include:

  • Feeling like you or everything around you is spinning (vertigo)
  • Feeling unsteady or like you might fall
  • Getting dizzy easily
  • Having trouble focusing your eyes
  • Neck soreness or headaches
  • Feeling foggy or having trouble concentrating

Is Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT) Right for Me?

To see if Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT) is a good fit for you, we’ll do a thorough check-up. This includes looking at how your inner ear, eyes, and brain work together, as well as checking your balance and how you walk. From there, we’ll craft a plan just for you.

Our Approach at Gemini Health Group

We’re all about making sure you get the care that fits your unique needs. Our team stays up-to-date with the latest in balance therapy to make sure you’re getting the best possible help. We’ll work with you to understand your challenges and set up a treatment plan that fits into your life.

Success with Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT)

Getting better with Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT) takes practice. At first, the exercises might make you feel more dizzy, but over time, they should help you feel much steadier. Our team at Gemini Health Group will be with you every step of the way, making adjustments as needed and cheering on your progress.

Conclusion and Next Steps

If dizziness or balance issues are getting in the way of your life, Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT) at Gemini Health Group might be just what you need. We’re here to help you get back to feeling steady and confident in your movements.

Feeling unsteady or dealing with dizziness? It might be time to consider Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT). Reach out to Gemini Health Group now to book a consultation. Our dedicated team is eager to guide you through your recovery, helping you achieve better balance and wellness. Let us be your partner in navigating towards a steadier, more comfortable life.

Frequently Asked Questions

What symptoms can VRT help with?

VRT is great for tackling dizziness, vertigo, balance problems, and nausea linked to inner ear issues.

How quickly will I see improvements?

Everyone’s different, but many start to feel better within a few weeks of beginning their exercises.

Can anyone with dizziness or balance issues use VRT?

Many people can benefit, but we’ll need to do a full check-up first to make sure it’s right for you.

What happens in my first VRT session at Gemini Health Group?

We’ll talk about your symptoms, take a detailed history, and then come up with a plan tailored just for you.

How do I start VRT at Gemini Health Group?

Just reach out to us. We’re conveniently located and easy to get to, with plenty of parking.

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Gemini Health Group

Gemini Health Group is a modern clinic focused on providing our patients with the best available research-based, hands-on Physiotherapy in Oak Ridges, Aurora & Richmond Hill. Gemini Health Group intends to fundamentally change how physiotherapy and wellness services are provided. We aim to focus on providing exceptional clinical care that will produce the best possible outcomes in the clinic with an emphasis on self-management education to empower our patients to control and prevent pain.

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