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More than 1/3 of adults in the U.S., age 40 and older, have experienced some type of Vestibular Dysfunction.
Symptoms of a Vestibular condition may include the following:
- Feeling of spinning
- Sense of falling or being pulled
- Nausea and/or vomiting
- Ringing in ears
- Ear pressure
- Hearing loss
- Difficulty walking
- Balance and coordination problems
What is Vertigo?
Vertigo is the feeling that either you or your environment is moving when you are staying still, it may be described as spinning, lightheadedness, or sense of disequilibrium.
Vertigo can occur gradually or suddenly and your symptoms may last seconds, minutes, hours or days. The treatment of vertigo depends on its cause, however, it is most often caused by problems in the brain or inner ear.
What is Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT)?
VRT is an exercise-based program designed to promote central nervous system compensation for inner ear deficits. VRT is primarily used in the treatment of dizziness, vertigo, and imbalance.
Treatment may include:
- Canalith Repositioning Procedure
- Eye/head exercises for gaze stabilization
- Habituation exercises for reducing positions and movement provoked dizziness
- Balance exercises
- Ambulation training with/without assistive devices
- Strengthening, flexibility, and conditioning programs
- Education in activity, environment, and life-style as they impact vestibular conditions
Physical Therapy Services
- Evaluation of vertigo and dizziness, balance, posture, gait deficits, mobility, strength, and flexibility dysfunction
- Fall Risk Evaluation
- Patient Education
- Regular Communication and Support
Disorders Typically Responsive to VRT Treatment
- Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
- Labyrinthine Concussion
- Migraine Associated Vertigo (MAV)
- Vestibular Neuritis/Labyrinthitis
- Motion Sickness
- Post Concussion Syndrome
- Other musculoskeletal or neurological disorders resulting in balance deficits or dizziness
A written referral or prescription is required for Vestibular Rehabilitation and most types of insurance are accepted.