Reduce Dizziness, Regain Balance
PT’s that are trained in vestibular therapy assess your equilibrium by testing your vestibular, visual and muscular systems to find the root cause of the problem. They come up with an appropriate treatment plan to help reduce or eliminate the dizziness you may be experiencing, as well as restore balance and confidence in your movement to help reduce the risk of falling.
Vestibular therapy can help those suffering from:
- Post-Concussion Syndrome
- Weakness in the lower extremities
History of Falls
Fear of falling
- Vestibular Neuritis
Treatment for conditions includes:
- Epley Maneuver
- Gaze stabilization
- Proprioceptive retraining
- Oculomotor strengthening
- Habituation Training
- Compensatory strategies for safety
- Gait training
- Endurance training
- Transitional movement training
- Return to hobbies and normal ADLs
- Home program development
a sensory system that provides sense of balance and spatial orientation for the coordination of movement and balance. This system is divided between the brain and the inner ear.
A condition in which otoconia is displaced into the semi-circular canals of the inner ear. This causes the sensation of vertigo (the sensation of spinning).
Small calcium carbonate crystals that are housed within part of the inner ear. They help us sense acceleration and gravity.
A series of head positioning maneuvers that help to reposition the “crystals” of the inner ear. This is a widely successful treatment for those suffering with BPPV.