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New Services!

Creekside Physiotherapy in Winnipeg is now offering these programs:

Pelvic Health

Vestibular Rehab

Occupational Therapy

Personal Training / Kinesiology

Workplace Wellnes Program

Services

Vestibular Therapy and Fall Prevention

Physiotherapy and balance retraining is an effective therapy to decrease and at times eliminate vertigo, dizziness, and balance disorders resulting from ear infections, medications, trauma, disease as well as aging. These concerns are listed as among the most frequent reason for trips to the doctor.

Vestibular/Balance Program Details

Did you know that...

  • Dizziness is the #1 reason people over the age of 65 visit their doctor
  • 10-60% of people experience vertigo over their lifetime
  • 10% of doctor visits are for “dizziness”

If the vertigo is caused from BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo) the condition is often treated by a Canalith Repositioning Technique (CRT), also called Epley’s Manoeuvre. This technique is demonstrated in the illustration below, but should not be attempted without proper diagnosis and instruction by your physiotherapist or physician.

Do you experience dizziness, light-headedness or feel like you are off-balance? Does the room feel like it’s spinning around you or do you feel like you are falling head over heels when you lay down to bed, lean over, or roll over in bed? You may have an inner ear dysfunction.

Vertigo is the illusion of movement caused by involuntary eye movement. Our physiotherapist uses Frenzel goggles that magnify and illuminate your eyes to observe for this. 

A qualified physiotherapist will also assess other functions of your vestibular system including the ability to maintain your focus while turning the head and for balance. A customized program of in-clinic and home program exercises aims to resolve symptoms and restore normal inner ear function, thus reducing the risk for injury and falls.

Fall Prevention Program Details

A qualified physiotherapist and occupational therapist will assess your strength, flexibility, postural control, endurance, balance and mobility. After the initial assessment and identifying risk factors, a customized program will be developed. Treatment may be provided in a class atmosphere or directly one-on-one with your therapist.

  • Education on fall prevention and hazard identification.
  • “Nintendo Wii-habilitation” - Creekside’s unique interactive program, fun while challenging.
  • Exercises that challenge dynamic and static balance.
  • A home-based internet video exercise program.
  • Recommendations on walking and mobility aids.
Creekside Physiotherapy, 633 Lodge Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada, R3J 0S9, 204.832.6603 tel, clinic@creeksidephysio.com (email)
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