Vestibular (Balance/Dizziness) Rehabilitation
Balance can become a problem for many people at some point in their lives, and we want you to know that is something that we can help with. The vestibular system controls your balance. It includes the inner ear and the part of the brain that processes sensory information that helps you control balance and eye movement. If these areas are damaged by disease, genetic conditions, or injury, then disorders such as vestibular imbalance can result.
Symptom/Signs of Vestibular Disorder
- dizziness and vertigo
- spacial disorientation
- vision problems
- changes in hearing
- cognitive and/or psychological changes
Most imbalance conditions can be resolved with vestibular rehabilitation. This treatment helps to minimize dizziness and improve balance by restoring proper function to the vestibular system. If you have ever sat up from your bed in the morning and noticed the room spinning "Vertigo", then you may have a condition known as Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), our physical therapists are very affective in treating this condition.
At Pick PT we will develop an individualized treatment plan for vestibular rehabilitation. This might include exercises that focus on the components of the vestibular system, like the eyes, ears, and legs. An at-home exercise program may be implemented specific to each patient as well.