Many people suffer from dizziness and impaired balance. These symptoms can occur suddenly, by way of accident (trauma), or gradually develop over time. As a result, the vestibular system, more commonly known as the “inner ear,” can be negatively affected. This system aids in the control of balance and the awareness of one’s body in relation to their environment. While many believe these changes to be normal, there is much to be done to resolve ongoing symptoms.
Vestibular Rehabilitation is a specific type of therapy designed to overcome symptoms of, or related to vertigo, dizziness, light headedness, and impaired balance. Vestibular physical therapy aids in retraining the vestibular system to accommodate to these specific physical changes. Most importantly, it equips individuals with the proper training to restore balance within the body and return to their prior way of life.
Vestibular Physical Therapy can address:
- Symptoms related to vertigo, dizziness, and light headedness
- Balance and gait deficits
- Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BBPV)
- Post-concussion symptoms and Return-to-Play Program
- Fall Assessment and prevention
- Musculoskeletal related neck pain
- Dizziness related to head turning, walking, and daily mobility
- Decreased coordination and body control