Vestibular

If you are reading this, chances are you may be looking for treatment for dizziness or vertigo. You are not alone. It has been estimated that approximately 69 million Americans have experienced some form of vestibular dysfunction.

As you know, symptoms of dizziness or imbalance, can profoundly affect your quality of life. There are many causes of vestibular dysfunction, but, in many cases, physical therapy can play a major role in the treatment of your disorder. Our vestibular specialist is uniquely qualified to treat vestibular dysfunction, and is experienced at treating people just like you.

Our vestibular specialist starts with a thorough evaluation, using information from your medical history and any diagnostic tests that your doctor has ordered, in addition to using specific tests and measures to assess your vestibular system function. Most people tolerate the tests well. However, some tests can result in temporary unsteadiness. It is good to bring a caregiver who can drive you home.

After the evaluation, a plan of care is determined and, depending on your type of vestibular disorder, may consist of vestibular rehabilitation therapy (VRT), canalith repositioning maneuvers (modified Epley Maneuver), and home-based exercises, amongst other treatments. Some patients diagnosed with Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) are symptom-free in 1-2 visits.

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