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Vestibular Rehabilitation Vancouver

The vestibular system is the sensory system involving the brain and inner ear that contributes to spatial awareness, balance, and coordinates eye movements. Vestibular rehabilitation can help individuals experiencing the symptoms of vestibular disorders that often arise from head trauma (motor vehicle accidents, sports injuries, falls), ear infections or pathology (i.e.: BPPV) or certain medications. Vestibular rehabilitation works to restore normal vestibular function and/or teach the central nervous system to adapt to decrease symptoms and improve quality of life.

A vestibular assessment is typically 45-60 minutes in length. You’ll complete a questionnaire to help your Physiotherapist guide your treatment. A physical assessment may assess head and eye movements, balance and walking, motion sensitivity, and musculoskeletal function.

Treatment for a vestibular disorder will vary according to the individual findings of the clinical assessment. Your treatment may include a combination of balance retraining exercises, special vestibular or habituation exercises, exercises for visual/gaze stability, a supervised home exercise program, and/or a repositioning manoeuvre for a common problem called BPPV (Benign Positional Paroxysmal Vertigo).

Benefits of Vestibular Rehabilitation

  • Alleviation of spinning sensations
  • Address loss of balance issues
  • Decreased motion sensitivity and nausea
  • Reduced headaches
  • Decrease sensitivity to bright lights and noises
  • Increase the ability to read and concentrate

In some cases, it is possible that a comprehensive initial assessment may aggravate symptoms of a concussion or vestibular disorder, so we recommend that you arrange to have someone ensure your safe transportation following the session.


  • Initial visit – $145
  • Extended initial visit – $185
  • Subsequent visit – $100
  • Extended subsequent visit – $145

We offer two time lengths for comprehensive assessments for Vestibular Rehabilitation. This is to give you the flexibility for booking according to your individual needs.

You also have the option of a subsequent visit or an extended subsequent visit, depending on the time your therapist determines is best suited for you following your initial assessment.

FAQ Section

A vestibular physiotherapist is a healthcare professional who specializes in the assessment and treatment of vestibular disorders. They use specialized techniques to assess and treat balance, dizziness, vertigo, and other symptoms associated with vestibular dysfunction. Vestibular physiotherapists are trained to provide individualized treatment plans that may include exercises to fix vestibular conditions, balance disorders, coordination, strength, and flexibility.

Vestibular therapy is an individualized treatment plan that is tailored to each patient’s specific needs. The length of time it takes for vestibular therapy to work will depend on the severity of the disorder, the type of exercises prescribed, and how often they are performed. Generally, it can take anywhere from a few weeks to several months for patients to experience significant improvements in their symptoms.

Treloar Physiotherapy Clinic offers a wide variety of treatment plans to help you get back to your daily life. These include manual therapy, individualized exercise programs, pelvic floor physiotherapy, acupuncture treatments and virtual care. If you have any of the following common conditions be sure to book an appointment for a complete physical assessment:

  • Neck Pain
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Sport-related injuries
  • Vestibular symptoms
  • Chronic injuries