Natural Dizziness Treatments Toronto

Our Toronto natural dizziness treatments programs have good evidence that they provide long-term and effective relief for some causes of dizziness and nausea. If used for the appropriate conditions, these techniques often work better than many of the commonly prescribed medications (e.g. Serc, Gravol, etc.) that are generally short acting and have side effects.

Paul is certified in Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT), and has trained Brendan. At the heart of VRT’s natural dizziness treatment is the brain’s wonderful ability to rewire around problems. This process is called neuroplasticity. Often dizziness is caused by a sensory mismatch in the brain. For example, due to injury or infection in one ear’s vestibular system, it may be telling the brain something inaccurate and different from what the other ear’s normal vestibular system is saying. This leads to the sensation of dizziness and nausea. By using tailored VRT exercises, we encourage the brain to unconsciously and naturally learn where it is encountering problems and to make the needed changes to overcome the dizziness and nausea.

Our Toronto natural dizziness treatment programs include:

Hands-on maneuvers

For Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) we use special tests (e.g. Dix Hallpike test) to identify the problem, and hands-on maneuvers (e.g. Epley’s, Semont, Roll, etc.) to very effectively treat this condition. For BPPV it often takes only 1-2 sessions for us to make you feel substantially better. 

Gaze stability exercises

Your ability to keep your eyes focussed on to an object, even when you or the object is moving, is called gaze stability. The inner ear conditions of Labyrinthitis, Vestibular Neuritis and Acoustic Neuroma cause gaze instability and lead to dizziness and nausea. We use a variety of specially designed vision exercise with head motions to teach to brain to hold its eyes more stable; overtime ending the dizziness.

Motion Desensitization Exercises

Many vestibular conditions cause sensitivity to all kinds of movement. We use special VRT tests to identify which movements bring on your dizziness. Knowing this, we can prescribe VRT desensitization exercises (AKA Habituation exercises) to eliminate your sensitivity.

Balance Exercises

Problems with your inner ear’s vestibular system will inevitably lead to problems with your balance. We use both static (i.e. standing still) and dynamic (i.e. with movement) balance exercises to restore your balance capacity.

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This information is not provided to self-diagnose. Dizziness comes from many sources.
It is therefore very IMPORTANT that you also consult your doctor.