Vestibular (Dizziness) Assessments

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Dizziness is the second most common complaint, after pain syndromes in MVA clients suffering from head trauma or whiplash injury. Vertigo and imbalance can significantly contribute to patients’ disability and quality of life.

Historically, dizziness was considered a subjective complaint that was challenging to measure or document, however objective diagnostic method included in our Vestibular assessment, can help to verify and quantify degrees of functional impairment and disability. The methods used is Video Nystagmography (VNG)

VNG is a test for evaluating patients with dizziness and is considered a gold standard by many in the assessment of vestibular function. It uses the tracking of eye movements in relation to a variety of stimuli / activities providing objective information on the inner ear.

PDAC is now offering Vestibular Medical-Legal Assessments by Vitaly Kisilevsky (IMG MD [Europe], PhD, LMCC) and Dr. Deron Brown, specializing in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (Ear, Nose & Throat [ENT]). Objective laboratory neuro-physiological testing of MVA clients provides potential evidence of trauma and weakness to the vestibular system which may be relevant to clients with head and neck trauma, and nervous system injuries.

VNG is a test for evaluating patients with dizziness and is considered a gold standard by many in the assessment of vestibular function. It tracks eye movements in relation to stimuli and activities, which allows us to gather objective information on the inner ear.

The Pain & Disability Assessment Centre (PDAC) is offering Vestibular Assessments for both AB and Tort cases. The assessment and the tests are carried out by Vitaly Kisilevsky (IMG [MD Europe], PhD, ( LMCC), who specializes in Neuro-Physiologic Vestibular Evaluations, together with Dr. Deron Brown (MD, FRCSC), an ENT specialist. This assessment of MVA clients provides objective evidence of traumatic damage to the balance system and is relevant to cases of head and neck trauma, musculoskeletal and neural system injuries and post-traumatic psychiatric disorders.

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For more information or to book a vestibular assessment please contact PDAC.

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