Vestibular Therapy

Are you constantly dizzy or losing your balance?

Vestibular Therapy is a specialized form of physical therapy intended to alleviate problems caused by vestibular (inner ear) disorders such as vertigo, dizziness, gaze instability, and/or imbalance and falls.

  • Dizziness can be described as:
  • Feeling unsteady
  • Wooziness
  • Lightheadedness
  • Feeling of passing out
  • Sensation of moving
  • Spinning
  • Floating
  • Swaying

These feelings can occur when you are standing still, lying down or changing positions. Dizziness is generally not serious, but is often a sign of mechanical problem due to inner ear disorders, a side effect of medications, or a sign or neck dysfunction.

Our Physical Therapists are here to help and have successfully treated a variety of vestibular conditions. We specialize in the comprehensive evaluation and treatment of those diagnosed with:

  • Age-related dizziness & imbalance
  • Vertigo
  • Meniere's syndrome
  • Labyrinthitis or vestibular neuritis
  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
  • Neck-related dizziness and migraines
  • Vestibular damage due to head injury (such as a concussion)

With a successful completion of vestibular therapy you can expect to:

  • Decrease risk of falls
  • Decrease dizziness symptoms
  • Improve balance
  • Improve ability to stabilize vision/gaze
  • Increase body strength
  • Return to prior level of movement/function
  • Increase confidence in your ability to maintain balance
  • Improve neck motion

If you would like to learn more about how our vestibular specialists can help out, please give us a call!