Clinical Physiotherapy - In Person and Virtual Sessions
WHAT IS VESTIBULAR THERAPY?
After an injury to the vestibular system occurs, the central nervous system begins to compensate for reduced function in the inner ear. This can lead to balance problems and vertigo. Vestibular therapy is an exercise-based treatment program that can improve balance and reduce problems related to dizziness or vertigo. This effective treatment has been shown to significantly decrease or eliminate problems related to balance and help patients resume regular activities.
A specific vestibular rehab program is to be completed by the patient at home. Peripheral vestibular dysfunction has been shown to respond well to progressive balance retraining, specific stretching, and strengthening techniques.
IS VESTIBULAR THERAPY RIGHT FOR YOU?
Vestibular therapy is best suited for patients diagnosed with dizziness, balance issues, vertigo, migraines, BPPV, or Meniere’s syndrome. Other candidates can include patients who have suffered strokes or brain injuries, or people who frequently fall.
Benefits of vestibular therapy include:
• Decreased dizziness symptoms
• Improved focus and concentration
• Improved neck mobility
• Decreased nausea
• Improved balance while standing or sitting
• Decrease risk of falling
• Increased confidence in day-to-day activities
Masks are manditory for in-person treatment, in compliance with BC's mask mandate. Please read our Covid-19 procedures for more information.
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Vancity Physio has played a pivotal role in my journey to healing my back after a car accident in 2017. Their positive attitude and ability to build instant rapport with each of his clients constantly amazes me.
Their dedication to solving the mystery behind my injury and constant support in advocating for my health has been a necessary component to the success I've had treating this injury.
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Physiotherapist | Manual Therapist
Tim completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology from Simon Fraser University and a Master of Physiotherapy Degree from the University of Sydney.
Tim has extensive experience working with a wide range of individuals including youth, working professionals, recreational/semi-professional athletes and weekend warriors.
Tim has additional training and specialization in the following skills: sports injury management, running injuries/running and treadmill assessments, office/workplace injury management, repetitive overuse injuries, injury prevention technique, functional reconditioning, and personalized, tailored exercise prescription.
Physiotherapist | GUNN IMS Practitioner
Ranko is a Registered Physiotherapist (RPT) licensed with the College of Physiotherapists of British Columbia and a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.
He graduated from UBC in 2015 with a Masters of Physical Therapy. A passion for sport saw Ranko work as a BCRPA Certified Personal Trainer and Kinesiologist, creating tailored training programs for a diverse group of clients, educating and motivating them to reach their personal fitness goals.
Ranko has post-graduate training in treating jaw pain, otherwise known as TMJ and Orofacial pain. He’s also a Certified CGIMS Practitioner, and has completed his training at UBC. In addition, Ranko finished his Functional Dry Needling (FDN) certification in University of Navada Las Vegas. Ranko's training also includes ShockWave Therapy, Mobilization with Movement and Kinetic Link Training. He was featured in the Top 100 Canadians Magazine for 2020.