Vestibular Disorders

Assessment and Treatment

At Montreal Neurotherapy Center, patients with vestibular disorders receive comprehensive care from physicians, physiotherapist, kinesiologists, audiologists and ostheopaths.

HAS A VESTIBULAR DISORDER RESULTED IN ISSUES LIKE…

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If you or your loved one are still experiencing these issues and have reached the limits of current/past treatment, register for a free 15 mins phone call to learn more about our Vestibular Disorders Treatment.

Are you struggling with balance disorders: vertigo, motion, sickness, labyrinthitis and more?

SCHEDULE A FREE CONFERENCE CALL WITH A SENIOR TEAM MEMBER

– We collect a brief history of the problem 

– We discuss your medical records if any

– We explain additional testing/evaluation needed

– We explain the content of the program

– We explain the costs

MOST COMMON VESTIBULAR SYSTEM PROBLEMS WE TREAT

– Acoustic neuroma (a benign tumor growing on the vestibulo-cochlear nerve)

– Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) resulting from loose debris (otoconia) that collect within a part of the inner ear

– Labyrinthitis and vestibular neuritis caused by a viral infection that can result in damage to hearing and vestibular function

– Ménière’s disease, or primary endolymphatic hydrops, involves abnormalities in quantity, composition, or pressure of the endolymph (one of the fluids within the inner ear)

– Secondary endolymphatic hydrops due to abnormalities of the endolymph or Vascular compression of the vestibular nerve

– Ototoxicity caused by exposure to certain drugs or chemicals that heve damaged the inner-ear nerve hair cells or the vestibulo-cochlear nerve

YOUR ASSESSMENT WILL INCLUDE ALL OR PART OF THE FOLLOWING AREAS

  • Balance and/or leg strength/flexibility

  • Gait (how you walk)

  • Visual stability and mobility

  • Neck mobility and neck and arm strength

  • Positional testing, including an inner ear exam

  • Earing test

  • Eye movement assessment (use material from saccades analytics)

WHAT IS VESTIBULAR REHABILITATION

Vestibular rehabilitation is an exercise-based program to improve balance and reduce dizziness-related problems.

TRANSLINGUAL NEUROSTIMULATION: BRAIN PORT

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Immediate Feedback!

The BrainPort Balance Plus is indicated for use by individuals with vestibular dysfunction for the improvement of balance, gait, posture, and related symptoms. The device provides the user immediate biofeedback regarding their head and body position when performing balance training exercises. They can perform these exercises with their eyes closed and receive instant cueing when moving outside their balance parameters.

How Does It Work?

This feedback is achieved via gentle electro-tactile impulses on the user’s tongue. A small array is placed on the users’ tongue and when the user is centered they feel gentle impulses in the middle of the array. Impulses outside of the center of the array mean they are swaying in that direction.

Cueing Training

Balance rehabilitation typically requires the therapist to use verbal or physical commands to prompt or “cue” the patient when swaying outside safe parameters. The electro-tactile cueing of the BrainPort Balance Plus provides reproducible and instant cues, enhancing the training process.

Calm your mind

Meditation is a wonderful tool for self discovery and relaxation. Attend Mindfulness or yoga classes. Try Biofeedback, psychotherapy.

Stay connected

Community may be more effective than medication. It can happen on a family or social level. The sens of purpose and cohesiveness is the power of connection, love and community. When you commit acts of kindness,you help the others it makes you feel good it boosts your serotonin and dopamine.

THIS IS HOW YOU WILL IMPROVE

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High-Tech Modalities

You will get the best therapeutic modality that is available today to treat your vestibular disorder efficiently. We use the most advanced technologies.

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Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT)

An exercise-based program primarily designed to reduce vertigo and dizziness, gaze instability, and/or imbalance and falls.

3

Oculomotor Vision Rehabilitation (OVR)



OVR includes remediation of the versional, vergence. Eliminate paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) and improve balance, gaze stability, eye-head coordination and gait.

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Medical Monitoring


You will have ongoing consultations with a Physician who focuses on the evaluation, treatment, and prevention of  falls. We will help you move towards your desired goals and track progress.

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Gueing Training


Balance rehabilitation typically requires the therapist to use verbal or physical commands to prompt or “cue” the patient when swaying outside safe parameters. The electro-tactile cueing of the BrainPort Balance Plus provides reproducible and instant cues, enhancing the training process.

OUR TEAM

  • Dr. Alain Ptito
    Dr. Alain Ptito Neuropsychologist
  • Marcos Rodrigues
    Marcos Rodrigues Physiotherapist
  • Dr. Philippe Estérez
    Dr. Philippe Estérez Family Doctor
  • Dr Valery Leroyer, Md
    Dr Valery Leroyer, Md Family Doctor

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