Balance & Vestibular Therapy
Vestibular rehabilitation is a type of physical therapy for people who have problems with dizziness, vertigo, or other balance issues.
Dizziness and balance issues are very common. In fact, 40% of adults experience dizziness or imbalance at some point in their lives.
As people get older, dizziness and falls become more common. Falls can lead to injury, hospitalization, surgery and even permanent disability. Dizziness and imbalance should not be accepted as inevitable effects of the aging process.
- Are you dizzy?
- Do you have vertigo?
- Do you feel tippy and unsure on your feet?
- Are you afraid of falling?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, call us to get started with a balance and vestibular therapy program.
What Can You Expect?
- Our specialized clinicians will evaluate your symptoms and create a treatment program to meet your individual needs.
- We will review your medical history, general health, symptoms, and test results to evaluate the cause of your condition.
- We want to know how your symptoms are affecting your life so we can build a program designed to get you back to the activities you enjoy most.
- Your individualized program will include a variety of activities to treat your dizziness and balance issues, including gait training, hands on activities, exercise with balance equipment, and treatment for vertigo.
- Your treatment program may include fall prevention tips, home safety, and other education for you and your family.
Why Is It Called Vestibular Therapy?
The vestibular system is the part of the inner ear and the brain that work together to process sensory information like sight and tough. Using information from our senses, the vestibular system controls our balance.
Approximately half of all dizziness problems (such as vertigo, spinning, or an off-balance sensation) are caused by a vestibular (inner ear) disturbance. While some causes of dizziness and imbalance lie within the inner ear, other possible diagnoses include a wide range of medical, neurological and cardiovascular disorders.