By the time we’ve learned to walk, most of us take for granted our ability to stay upright, to passively understand our position in space. It’s only when problems arise that people begin to truly understand the value and critical importance of the body’s vestibular system. When the vestibular system is on the fritz, numerous problems can arise that complicate your daily life.
For Ontario residents experiencing issues with their vestibular system, there’s a solution: vestibular rehabilitation in Brampton.
What is the vestibular system?
Without going into language that would frazzle everyone but a biology major, the vestibular system is a complicated portion of the inner ear (as well as parts of the brain) that is the principal component of your body’s sense of balance and spatial orientation.
When your vestibular system is acting up, you may experience a vast array of problems, including dizziness, unsteadiness, blurry vision when in motion, nausea, vomiting or even full-fledged vertigo.
Untreated, these symptoms can make it hard to concentrate or complete tasks. Avoiding the symptoms can lead to decreased activity and anxiety, which can then develop into depression.
The causes of vestibular system issues are numerous
Though some people go their whole lives without learning about the vestibular system, at least one third of Americans struggle with symptoms related to vestibular system issues on a daily basis. Vestibular malfunctions can occur for several reasons:
- Sudden trauma like a car accident or a fall
- As a side effect of medication
- As a result of tumors or brain disease
Unfortunately, most patients don’t have to have anything wrong with them, either. Disorders that require vestibular rehabilitation in Brampton can occur as a natural part of aging. Sometimes, vestibular system disorders may crop up for no explainable reasons.
Rehab can make the difference
No matter the reason your vestibular system acts up, rehab can help. Your rehabilitation regimen will begin with an extensive assessment process in which your physiotherapist will discuss your symptoms and screen you for more severe issues that could have manifested themselves as vestibular disorders. You’ll then be put through a series of quick tests to determine the specific problems you’re encountering. After that, your physiotherapist will design a routine to treat you.
Thankfully, there are several options to help treat the symptoms of vestibular system problems. Everything from medication to balance retraining to psychological treatment can be put to good use to help manage your issues.
Your vestibular rehabilitation professionals
For residents of Ontario, there’s no reason to suffer. The highly-trained team at Paramount Physiotherapy & Sports Injuries Clinic is ready and waiting to help with state-of-the-art vestibular rehab in Brampton. Using an approach that treats our patients as complete people, we combine education, exercise, manual therapy and so much more to create a personalized approach to treatment.
Our commitment to cutting-edge treatment will have you on the road to recovery before you know it. For acupuncture, massage therapy, physiotherapy and rehab of every kind, Paramount Physiotherapy & Sports Injuries Clinic is the name to trust. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment.