Finding Balance: Understanding Vertigo with Physiotherapy

Do you ever feel like the world is spinning around you, even when you’re standing perfectly still? That disorienting sensation could be a sign of vertigo, a condition that affects millions of individuals worldwide. Vertigo isn’t merely feeling dizzy; it’s a complex disorder that can significantly disrupt daily life. However, amidst the challenges, there is hope for relief through specialized treatments like physiotherapy and hydrotherapy.

Understanding Vertigo

Vertigo is a form of dizziness characterized by a sensation of spinning or movement when you’re stationary. Alongside this sensation, individuals may experience symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, sweating, and difficulty maintaining balance or walking. Vertigo can stem from various factors, including inner ear issues, vestibular disorders, migraines, or certain medications.

When it comes to managing vertigo, physiotherapy plays a pivotal role, particularly through vestibular rehabilitation. This specialized form of therapy aims to retrain the brain and central nervous system to adapt to vestibular dysfunction and restore balance. Physiotherapists utilize a variety of techniques, including canalith repositioning maneuvers, gaze stabilization exercises, balance training, and habituation exercises, tailored to each individual’s specific needs.


The Integral Role of Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy stands as a cornerstone in managing vertigo by addressing both its underlying causes and associated symptoms. At Alexa Healthcare, our team of expert physiotherapists crafts personalized treatment plans tailored to each patient’s unique needs. Through a blend of manual therapy techniques, vestibular rehabilitation exercises, and balance training, our goal is to alleviate vertigo symptoms and enhance overall quality of life.


Harnessing Hydrotherapy for Vertigo Relief

Hydrotherapy, also known as aquatic therapy, emerges as another potent modality for managing vertigo symptoms. The buoyant and supportive properties of water enable patients to engage in exercises with reduced weight bearing and decreased risk of injury. Hydrotherapy fosters improvements in balance, strength, and coordination while mitigating dizziness and discomfort.


The services we provide:

Specialty Exercise Programs

Central to our approach is the implementation of specialty exercise programs designed to alleviate vertigo symptoms and restore balance. These programs consist of targeted exercises that promote vestibular adaptation, enhance gaze stability, and improve overall proprioception.

  • Canalith Repositioning Maneuvers (CRM): Our physiotherapists are skilled in performing CRM techniques such as the Epley maneuver or the Semont maneuver, which aim to reposition displaced otoconia (calcium carbonate crystals) within the inner ear, thereby alleviating benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV).

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Gaze Stabilization Exercises: Through a series of eye and head movement exercises, individuals can improve their ability to maintain visual focus during head movements, reducing dizziness and enhancing stability.

  • Balance Training: Vertigo often disrupts one’s sense of balance, increasing the risk of falls. Our physiotherapists incorporate balance training exercises to strengthen core muscles, improve postural control, and enhance overall stability.

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  • Habituation Exercises: These exercises involve exposing individuals to specific movements or positions that provoke vertigo symptoms in a controlled manner. Over time, repeated exposure helps desensitize the vestibular system, reducing the intensity and frequency of vertigo attacks.

Expert Team at Alexa Healthcare

Our multidisciplinary team at Alexa Healthcare comprises highly skilled physiotherapists boasting expertise in vestibular rehabilitation and hydrotherapy. Armed with a profound understanding of vertigo and its multifaceted impacts, our therapists are committed to delivering compassionate care and empowering patients to reclaim mastery over their health and well-being.

Conclusion: Embracing Hope and Healing

While vertigo may present formidable challenges, there exists a pathway to relief and recovery through specialized treatments like physiotherapy and hydrotherapy. If you find yourself grappling with vertigo’s disruptive effects, don’t hesitate to connect with the expert team of physiotherapists at Alexa Healthcare. Together, we can navigate the complexities of vertigo and embark on a journey toward restored balance, function, and vitality.

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A team of Physiotherapists in Alexa Clinic under the guidance of Dr. Shipra Kumari, Chief Physiotherapist and certified Aquatic Therapist (IATF Switzerland).

Alexa Clinic is a super-specialty physiotherapy and aquatic therapy clinic first of its kind opened in Kolkata in the in the year 2019. With many accolades and recognition Alexa Clinic has treated more than 10,000 patients.

It’s easy to book an appointment with Dr. Shipra Kumari over a call or visit the 8777694040 websites of Alexa Healthcare.