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Vestibular Physiotherapy Calgary


What is vertigo?

Ever felt like the room was spinning? This spinning sensation is exactly how individuals with vertigo feel. Even when you’re completely still, you may feel as though the room is moving around you.  Vertigo occurs when there is a problem with the inner ear, brain, or sensory nerve pathway. Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is the most common types of vertigo and it can be characterized by brief periods of dizziness when the head is moved in specific positions.

Brentwood Physiotherapy Vertigo Treatments

Symptoms of Vertigo

The primary symptom associated with vertigo is dizziness. With vertigo there is a sensation of motion, often things feel as if the room is spinning around you.The duration symptoms can range from minutes to hours, and symptoms can occur in infrequent episodes or chronically.

Below we have listed the most common symptoms of vertigo:

  • Nausea
  • Sweating
  • Abnormal eye movement
  • Vomiting
  • Difficulty walking

Physiotherapy for Vertigo

Physiotherapy is the primary treatment for vertigo. It’s the first tool in the toolbelt that patients, and doctors alike reach for — mainly due to its immediate effectiveness. A physiotherapist in Calgary will introduce specific techniques and treatments that will alleviate the symptoms of vertigo quite often during the first treatment. Once symptoms are alleviates your physiotherapist will introduce exercises and and vertigo specific movements for you to complete at home that will prevent vertigo from occurring in the future.

Brentwood Physiotherapy Specializes in treating Vertigo

Brentwood Physiotherapy has a team of physiotherapists in Calgary with experience and expertise in the treatment of vertigo. We have brought on two additional physiotherapist, each with 30years of experience, that specialize in the field of vertigo. Our physiotherapist utilize the latest evidence based exercises and treatments to manage each patients symptoms and prevent further incidents. The combination of one-on-one treatments with the physiotherapist and their attention to detail will have you back to doing whatever your normal is.