Peter Teloniatis M.Sc.P.T., B.Sc.Kin, V.R.T.
Peter graduated from Queen's University with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy (2012). Previously, he completed his Bachelor of Science honours degree in Kinesiology and Health Science at York University. Peter's physiotherapy focus is primarily in outpatient orthopaedics and vestibular rehabilitation. He has completed several post-graduate courses in manual and manipulative physiotherapy and recently successfully passed the Canadian Physiotherapy Association’s Intermediate Practical Exam, becoming a Part A manual therapist. He also uses acupuncture as a valuable tool to treat patients. Peter’s training in vestibular rehabilitation therapy includes assessment and treatment for Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), Vestibular Neuritis, Labyrinthitis, Meniere’s disease, etc. He has completed extensive research in vestibular disorders through his thesis proposal at Queen's University and has completed post-graduate training in vestibular assessment and treatment.
He is a strong advocate of evidence-based practice and continuing education. A previous employment position at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute-Lyndhurst Centre has provided him with experience working with traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury and stroke populations. His work as a Certified Personal Trainer at the Fitness Institute a premium fitness club, has exposed him to appropriate sport-specific and task-related exercise prescription. Peter is a proud member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association’s Orthopaedic Division, as well, the Vestibular Disorders Association. Peter offers physiotherapy services in both english and greek.
Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy is a specialized form of physiotherapy, consisting of an exercise-based program for reducing the symptoms of vertigo and disequilibrium, that are associated with various vestibular disorders (i.e.; BPPV, vestibular neuritis, labyrinthitis, Meniere’s disease, etc). Vertigo is a common symptom noted by vestibular patients, and it is defined as “the illusion of movement (or spinning) that is not occurring in the environment”.
Using the assessment results, Peter will develop an individualized treatment plan that includes vestibular habituation and balance retraining exercises. The Epley Maneuver that repositions tiny carbonate crystals back to their origin in the vestibular system may also be included as part of the treatment.