A man is sitting at a computer with his glasses off and his hands on his eyes because he is experiencing a bout of vertigo

Have you heard of infrared goggles?

These magical devices can be an effective tool for diagnosing vertigo, a common condition characterized by a sensation of spinning or dizziness. Vertigo can be caused by various factors, such as inner ear problems, head injuries, or even certain medications. However, determining the underlying cause of vertigo can be challenging, as it often involves subjective assessments of symptoms.

Infrared goggles, also known as video nystagmography goggles, can help diagnose vertigo by measuring involuntary eye movements, known as nystagmus. When a person experiences vertigo, their eyes often make rapid, jerky movements, which the goggles can detect. By analyzing these results, we can determine the cause of the vertigo and develop an appropriate treatment plan.

One of the main benefits of using infrared goggles is their accuracy. Unlike other methods of diagnosing vertigo, infrared goggles are non-invasive and do not cause discomfort. Other benefits of infrared goggles include their versatility (they can analyze various types of vertigo, such as peripheral vestibular disorders, central vestibular disorders, and positional vertigo), and they can also monitor the progress of treatment and assess the effectiveness of medications or other interventions.

Interested in learning more? Contact Great North Physiotherapy to book an appointment with Trevor Kwolek. Book online at www.greatnorthphysio.ca or call 905-467-1440 to speak with a team member.

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Trevor Kwolek - MPhtySt, MClSc SEM, BPHE, Dip Sport PT, RISPT

Trevor Kwolek - MPhtySt, MClSc SEM, BPHE, Dip Sport PT, RISPT

Clinic Owner & Sports Physiotherapist

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