Dizziness or Loss of Balance
Dizziness or loss of balance is one of the most common complaints by patients, and acute or chronic cases may indicate serious health risks or limit a person’s daily activities.
The good news is that diagnosis and treatment options have become more effective over the past ten years. There is hope now for many who once thought that there may be no relief.
Eartistic is affiliated to the number one research centre for balance, American Institute of Balance (AIB) and we are always up-to-date with the latest information on diagnosing and management for patients who suffer from dizziness.
Vestibular rehabilitation therapy (VRT) is an exercise-based program designed to promote the brain to learn to compensate for the inner ear dysfunction. VRT can help with a variety of vestibular problems, including Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) and the unilateral or bilateral vestibulopathy (reduced inner ear function on one or both sides) associated with Ménière’s disease, vestibular neuritis and labyrinthitis. It may also benefit individuals with long-term inner ear disorders who have undergone a succession of medical management with little or no success.
As VRT is tailor-made to each individual’s needs and side of lesion, a thorough investigation has to be made before a VRT is designed.