Experiencing dizziness or vertigo?
Feelings of the world spinning and general unsteadiness could be a sign of a problem with the vestibular system. Also known as the inner ear, this organ is responsible for sensing the body’s acceleration and orientation in space. It is one of the three main balance systems in the body, along with our visual system and proprioceptive system. To read more about the vestibular system, read our blog article here!
Dizziness and vertigo can result from an imbalance between the left and right sides of the system, sending mixed signals to the brain. It could also be a result of crystals in the system being out of place, sending false information to the brain and causing one to feel like the world is spinning around with certain head movements; this is known as benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, or BPPV for short.
Do you experience dizziness, vertigo, or have frequent unsteadiness when walking, especially in the dark? We can help assess your vestibular system, diagnose what may be causing your symptoms, and tailor exercises for you to improve your function. In the case of BPPV, our vestibular physiotherapist can perform maneuvers that bring the crystals in the ear back to their respective organs in the inner ear.
Call us today to schedule an appointment for vestibular therapy!
I've seen Siobhan (physiotherapist) for 6 months, she's excellent! The different injuries I've had in my knee and hip have improved notoriously with the treatment. She's very clear in explaining what is happening with your body (for me education is important so you can manage your injuries properly), giving you a variety of exercises to do at home and answering all your possible questions. I feel very well-cared for and I'm super grateful for such a positive impact on my health. I'd recommend her 100%!
Used to see Michael for a running injury - he was fantastic and worked with me diligently to get to the root cause of the problem opposed to quick fixes I've experienced at other physio clinics. Will be visiting the VanSports physiotherapist team again this week for a separate concern. Communication is always fantastic with incredibly quick response times for all inquiries. All team members are friendly, seem down to earth, genuinely interested in helping you and create a relaxed yet professional environment. Side note, the location is great being downtown Vancouver.
Mariana was so knowledgeable and caring. I felt so taken care of from start to finish as she was thoughtful in her physiotherapy treatment recommendations. Lee at reception was also super friendly and made my experience enjoyable!
Mariana is an excellent and professional physiotherapist. The physio clinic is very well located in Vancouver , modern and equipped. Best experience I could have asked for.
Having spasm for 2 weeks and seeing a couple of physiotherapists and massage therapists, Van Sports was the last and best solution! Mariana did magic! Definitely recommend her and Van sports and will come back again!
I’m relatively new to Van Sports and physiotherapy but I’m so glad I found Yvonne. The level of care has been fantastic and the clinic is very welcoming. I’d have no hesitation in recommending this amazing Vancouver physio clinic to anyone in need of first class help. Yvonne has given me answers to my knee problems I didn’t know I needed - she’s awesome!