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Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy

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:

  • Concussion
  • Vestibular Neuronitis/Labyrinthitis
  • Migraines
  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
  • Meniere’s
  • 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
  • Habituation
  • Return to sports or exercise
  • Neuromuscular re-education
  • Manual therapy
  • Exercise program design
  • Patient and family education

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