Treatment List

Rankin Physiotherapy provides treatment in two primary areas:

    • Problems related to balance and dizziness (Vestibular Rehabilitation)
    • Problems arising from damage to facial nerves (Facial Retraining)

Vestibular Rehabilitation
Vestibular Rehabilitation involves a series of exercises using eye, head and body movements designed to enhance adaptation of the vestibular system. Graded and staged movements enhance recovery.

Typical conditions treated include diagnoses such as:

Acoustic Neuroma
Vestibulopathy
Vestibular Neuronitis
Labyrinthitis
Concussions
Ramsay-Hunt Syndrome
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)

Facial Retraining

Facial Retraining is a technique developed by Dr. Richard Balliet at the University of Wisconsin. It involves isolated muscle work, equalizing tone on both sides of the face, mirror, and therapist feedback. It is effective at minimizing dissymmetry while awaiting nerve regeneration and maximizing facial control of those muscles which are re-innervated. Any facial palsy which results from damage to the peripheral facial nerve can benefit from treatment.

Typical conditions treated include diagnoses such as:

Acoustic Neuroma
Bell’s Palsy
Ramsay-Hunt Syndrome
Guillain Barré
Congenital Facial Palsies

Facial palsy resulting from strokes or head injuries do not typically benefit from facial retraining.

Contacts

Balance and Dizziness Disorders Society (BADD)

e-mail: info@balanceanddizziness.org

Acoustic Neuroma Association of Canada

e-mail:  info@anac.ca

Acoustic Neuroma Association (USA)

e-mail:  info@anausa.org

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