Fredericton Vestibular Rehabilitation
Vestibular Rehabilitation at Max Health Fredericton is offered by physiotherapists with specific training in addressing and treating problems with balance and dizziness. A thorough assessment and evidence-based techniques/maneuvers are used to help alleviate often debilitating symptoms of vestibular dysfunction.
Vestibular dysfunction can stem from a range of issues such as inner ear problems/infections, medications, diseases, and head trauma. However, in the majority of cases (35%), there is no know cause.
- Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
- Ménière’s disease
- Age-related imbalance
- Vestibular migraine
- Persistent Postural Perceptual Dizziness (PPPD)
- Endolymphatic hydrops
- Vestibular neuritis
- Chronic dizziness
SYMPTOMS OF CONDITIONS
- Vertigo (the feeling that the person or the world is spinning)
- ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
- impaired balance
- difficulties focusing and/or concentrating
- issues with vision
VeDA.org is a great public resource for understanding Vestibular and the diagnosis and treatment of the disorders.
How do I prepare for my appointment?
You MUST arrange for someone to drive you home after your appointment.
The techniques used attempt to bring on your symptoms; therefore, you may experience a reproduction of your symptoms during the maneuvers. If your physiotherapist is able to reproduce your symptoms with the maneuvers, studies show the rates of resolution (for BPPV) are well into the 90% range by 1-3 treatments.
Most people are able to leave their appointment as they normally would but some feel unbalanced after the treatment, and prefer to have someone attend treatment with them to help steady them out to the car.
What is vertigo?
Vertigo is the sensation that you, or the environment around you, is moving or spinning. This feeling may be mild, or it may be so severe that you find it difficult to keep your balance and do everyday tasks.
Will my private/group insurance cover the cost of my treatment?
Vestibular Rehabilitation assessments and treatments at Max Health are offered by our trained physiotherapists; therefore, it would be claimed under your physiotherapy coverage. If your policy requires you to have a doctor’s referral in order for physiotherapy services to be covered, we recommend getting this prior to booking your appointment. Also, if your policy allows online direct billing of physiotherapy services, we will be happy to submit the claim on your behalf.
If you have questions, we encourage you to contact our Administrative Team at 506-451-6837.
OUR TREATING PROFESSIONALS
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Quinn Mercer, Physiotherapist
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