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Dizziness or Vertigo?

Updated: May 29

What is vertigo?

Vertigo is often described as a spinning sensation or that the environment is moving around you. You may also feel as though your surroundings are tilted. This terrible sensation can last for a few seconds, minutes or days depending on the vestibular disorder.

What is dizziness?

Dizziness can be used when one is feeling faint, unsteady or weak. Patients with vestibular disorders can have residual dizziness after a vestibular episode, thereby causing anxiety and increasing fall risks. This can be debilitating, affecting one’s ability to perform day to day tasks.

What is vestibular rehabilitation?

Vestibular rehabilitation is a specialised form of physiotherapy where your physiotherapist prescribes exercises intended to alleviate problems, mainly vertigo and dizziness, caused by vestibular disorders. The table below outlines methods that can be utilised during rehabilitation:

Vestibular rehabilitation has been shown to reduce symptoms of dizziness and improve balance, thus lowering fall risks. This in turn enhances one’s quality of life.

Contact your our physiotherapist at 8892 0350 now to find out more!


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