Dizziness and disequilibrium are second only to low back pain in frequency of occurrence in the adult population. Balance and Vestibular deficits are a major medical concern, and the resulting effects of an untreated balance disorder can be devastating. The good news is that in many cases a physical therapy implemented treatment plan can successfully treat the problem, preventing subsequent injury.
We provide comprehensive Balance and Vestibular Rehabilitation. We perform specific treatment protocols for specific diagnoses, with a focus on alleviation of symptoms and return of function. Please contact our experts with any questions you may have about balance or any rehabilitation related concerns. We provide a comprehensive evaluation to determine the areas of deficit and treat accordingly.
All patients will receive a thorough musculoskeletal exam to determine contributory effects of change in muscle strength, flexibility and ROM with regards to balance.
WHAT IS VERTIGO?
Many people who suffer from acute dizzy spells can be helped by physical therapy. Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is characterized by a brief episode of vertigo (spinning) every time your head moves into a specific position. Common causes for this disorder are trauma to the head (concussion, motor vehicle accident, etc.) and acute infection, but frequently the cause is unknown. Patients usually complain of a spinning sensation being provoked by lying down, rolling over in bed, bending over or looking up. Common activities that can provoke this sensation include getting out of bed, gardening, washing hair in the shower, and going to the dentist or beauty parlor.
The main symptom that people with BPPV complain of is having a feeling of spinning related to a certain position of the head. Other symptoms may include nausea, occasional dizziness, occasional light-headedness, and an overall sense of not feeling quite right. The symptom of spinning may come on immediately when you get into the provoking position or it may be delayed from 0 to 40 seconds.
PATIENTS THAT MAY BENEFIT FROM VESTIBULAR & BALANCE REHABILITATION
• Chronic Imbalance
• History of Falls
• Post Concussion Syndrome
• Post-CVA and other Neurological Disorders
• Pre & Post Surgical Patients for Acoustic Neuroma, etc.
• Post Labyrinthitis & Neuronitis
• Unilateral & Bilateral Vestibular Loss
• Other Balance Disorders
• Motion Sensitivity
OUR TREATMENT TECHNIQUES
• Canalith Repositioning Techniques for Anterior, Posterior and Horizontal Canals
• VOR Adaptation and Habituation Exercises
• Balance Re-Education
• Gait Training and Recommendations for Assistive Devices
• Education in Fall Prevention and Safety
• General Conditioning, Strengthening and ROM
• Relaxation Techniques & Soft Tissue Mobilization
• Motion Sensitivity Habituation
WHO BENEFITS ACCOMODATING DOCTOR & PATIENT
Patients receive a comprehensive rehabilitation program designed specifically to meet their individual
needs and goals.
Timely patient progress reports will be delivered to your office. We are available to discuss treatment at any time.
We are dedicated to our patients’ recovery and to the prevention of future impairment. We are happy to
Address individual questions regarding specific problems, ailments, or health insurance concerns.