Imbalance, vertigo (room spinning), dizziness, motion sickness, travel fear, anxiety, and unsteadiness while walking are some common symptoms of BPPV (Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo), and you could possibly be suffering from it. BPPV is a vestibular system disorder affecting balance and coordination of your head and eye movements. Head trauma and vestibular neuritis are the most common causes of ‘secondary’ BPPV. Vestibular neuritis or neuronitis (often confused with BPPV) is a neurological condition that causes prolonged vertigo and dizziness due to an inflammation of the vestibular nerve — a nerve in the ear that sends information to your brain about balance.
The good news is your problem can be treated by vestibular rehabilitation — a specialised branch of physiotherapy. You may rest assured that our River Physio team will be able to help ease all your concerns. Most of our physiotherapists at River Physio are specially trained and certified to treat patients with vestibular and balance disorders.
Vestibular rehabilitation therapy in Singapore commences with a detailed physiotherapy assessment. Vestibular exercises are then individually tailored for each patient based on the initial assessment findings. Once your diagnosis is confirmed, our physios will perform specific manoeuvres and procedures to re-calibrate the vestibular balance system. You will also be prescribed exercises (habituation exercises) to reduce dizziness as well as coordination exercises (gaze-stability exercises).
Most patients do recover with one or two sessions, while others may take multiple sessions depending upon the severity and chronicity of the conditions.
Yes! It is an extremely effective tool for treating patients with various vestibular conditions, including vestibular hypofunction, migraines, and many others.
If dizziness or any other vestibular disorder has been troubling you pick up your phone and call us now to get access to the best vestibular rehabilitation therapy in Singapore!
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