Vestibular Physiotherapy

Vestibular Physiotherapy

Clinical Physiotherapy - In Person and Virtual Sessions


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.


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



Vestibular therapy uses a combination of exercise routines to improve patient balance and reduce the effects of dizziness or vertigo. Exercises are mandated at regular intervals, often 2-3 times per day. At first, it may seem that the exercises make your symptoms worse, but with practice and consistency, these symptoms should decrease and improve. All vestibular treatment plans are customized to meet the needs of the patient and are often paired with at-home programs to improve results.


An initial assessment will be completed and therapy goals will be jointly set with your therapist. Typically (depending on the reason for visit) you will be seen weekly for 3-4 sessions, then check-ins every 4-6 weeks thereon, until goals are met. Every client is different and your program will be designed with your recovery in mind. Exercises may include vision stability training, posture training, walking exercises, stretching, and balance retraining. In the case of BBPV, manual therapy will be needed to guide the patient’s head into various positions to move calcium crystals.


Prior to the session, please read and sign the consent form emailed out to you. Whenever starting a new physiotherapy program, bring a list of any medications to your first appointment, along with any relevant X-rays and MRIs. If you’re experiencing pain symptoms beforehand, make a note of them and be sure to tell your therapist ahead of time.

Masks are manditory for in-person treatment, in compliance with BC's mask mandate. Please read our Covid-19 procedures for more information.


It’s important to stay consistent with your vestibular practice even while at home. Exercises and advice will be emailed to you directly from your therapist. If you have any additional questions, you can contact them directly via email.

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Initial Assessment - $175
Follow Up Session - $105
Telehealth Initial Vestibular Physiotherapy Assessment - $175
Telehealth Follow Up Session - $105

To book, please select Clinical Physiotherapy from our online booking platform. To maximize your session’s value, and take advantage of our diverse treatment options, fees are inclusive of all treatments used during your session. Your physiotherapist will work with you to help assess which treatments will be most beneficial during your visit.

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