Managing dizziness during the pandemic, how vestibular physiotherapy can enhance stability.
What is vestibular:
Over 35% of Americans aged 40 years and older (69 million Americans) have had a vestibular dysfunction in their lives. Vestibular balance disorder is most commonly caused by an injury or aging. This happens when fluid changes with movement in a carnal in an individual’s ear which then tells the brain to contribute to your sense of balance.
“Patients are often unable to live their lives as they’ve done before, affecting their ability to participate in physical activities, work at their jobs, and interact with their family and friends.” Acoustic Neuroma Association of Canada, 8 July 2020, https://www.anac.ca/member-article/2020/08/07/managing-dizziness-during-a-pandemic-rehabilitate-while-you-isolate
The importance of understanding vestibular system is to better coordinates your body reflexes such as looking and grabbing. Those that live with vestibular balance disorder and get the help they need benefit from decreased risks of feeling off-balanced, dizziness, improved reflexes and increased strength.
What is Vestibular physiotherapy:
Vestibular Physiotherapy is the vestibular rehabilitation therapy that helps in improving vestibular disorders. They work to treat and resolve vertigo, dizziness, visual disturbance, imbalance, nausea and/or vomiting, reduced ability to focus or concentrate, and fatigue.
Here are some tips and advice that we recommend for improving with the dizziness and other symptoms:
- Gaze Stabilization exercise: A gazing stabilization exercise is a great way to restore your balance and dizi nesses. This can easily be done by simply sitting down and then slowly moving your head from left to right. This will benefit an individual as they can better focus their eye reflexes.
- Balancing exercise: A balancing exercises will help in supporting one’s balance. This exercise can easily be done by standing in one sport and focusing your attention to a certain object and then close their eyes for a few seconds. This will allow a person to regain their balance as they improve their focus.
- Rehabilitation exercises: There are a variety of rehabilitation exercises that can help depending on the individual. Some of them include head movements in a circling direction, turning your position while resting on a bed or simply walking and exercising.
- Visiting a doctor: If you start noticing symptoms such as dizziness, disorientation, feeling off-balance, or blurred vision. Asking for help from your doctor can lead you to the right people and the right treatments to allow you to better yourself
How will Vestibular physiotherapy help:
Vestibular physiotherapists help individuals that suffer from vestibular balance disorder through various treatments, prevention and reliefs. Those that have this disorder must remember that it is important to visit vestibular physiotherapists so that they can improve from treatments. This will benefit an individual as they would have better balance, improved reflexes and enhance stability.
Connect with service offered:
When looking for more advanced ways to take better care of your vestibular balance disorder, we provide Vestibular Physiotherapy that will help you. At The Health First Group, we have Vestibular physiotherapists at our Mississauga and Etobicoke locations. Our treatments will help speed up the process and may help alleviate any pain and discomfort that is caused from this disorder. Vestibular physiotherapy is crucial for one who has difficulty in returning to their daily activities, consider visiting us for your Vestibular Physiotherapy care.
Dr. Preety Somal, Chiropractor
Preety works at The Health First Group’s Milton and Mississauga Millcreek Chiropractic Clinic