Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy
Dizziness is a sensation that we have all probably experienced at some point in our life. However, when dizziness is no longer a transient feeling after a carnival ride and it impacts our ability to perform normal day to day things like driving, laying in bed, and walking in a grocery store, it becomes a huge burden.
To be clear: dizziness is not always the classic room-spinning sensation. It can also be described as floating, rocking, imbalance, fuzzy, and just plain weird.
Dizziness and imbalance can result from a litany of medical conditions. Wikipedia.
Your dizziness and imbalance could be due to one of the following: vestibular cochlear nerve injury, concussion, displacement of calcium crystals in your semicircular canal, vestibular migraines, neck pathology (whip-lash), Meniere’s disease, nervous system conditions, or motion sensitivity.
If you are suffering from dizziness or imbalance you should seek care from a Physical Therapist (PT) trained in Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT). We are able to determine which components of your balance/vestibular system are affected and can assist in your recovery and improve your quality of life. If you are not a candidate for VRT, we can also help with a referral to the specialist you need.
Conditions treated include:
- Vestibular Neuronitis/Labyrinthitis
- Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
- Motion Sensitivity
- Perilymphatic Fistula
- Superior Canal Dehiscence
- Cerebellar Dysfunction
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Post Stroke
Tests and treatment include:
- Gaze stabilization
- Repositioning maneuvers for BPPV
- Static and dynamic postural exercise
- Return to sports or exercise
- Neuromuscular re-education
- Manual therapy
- Exercise program design
- Patient and family education