Vestibular Rehabilitation for Post-Concussion Dizziness


In 2011, Reidar Lystad and his colleagues at the time published an article that was titled, “Manual Therapy with and without Vestibular Rehabilitation for Cervicogenic Dizziness: A Systematic Review”. This article that they created suggests that the use of manual therapy can assist with dizziness relating to post-concussion vertigo. Manual therapies of this sort can include spinal mobilization and various manipulation techniques. This article was written a number of years ago. However, we have even more data that largely suggests this type of physical therapy and the rehabilitation process would be beneficial relating to Cervicogenic Dizziness. Since its original publication, we now have more information that supports this theory, including random trials and exploratory studies.

Manual Therapy Methods

Manual therapy along with acupuncture and vestibular rehabilitation has showed extremely promising results when attempting to treat and eliminate musculo-tonic issues. This physical therapy has also made great strides when it comes to reducing overall levels of pain, vertigo and postural instability. Musculo-tonic disorders can be life-altering. More studies are needed to provide better modes of treatment. Proper diagnosis really is imperative for this method. This is just as important as learning the healing techniques. Knowing which patients will benefit is ideal.

A professional shouldn’t limit their treatment options to just manual therapies or vestibular rehabilitation. After a concussion, specific treatment areas should be combined for best results. This will help increase the level of recovery, speed up the process and decrease symptoms. Players will be able to return to their sport of choice with this form of treatment. The Physio Blend treatment method has been created by Dr. Vaughan as a very skilled and researched option, even for the most complex cases. This course will provide vestibular rehabilitation methods that can be used on a multitude of patients.

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