Balance Dysfunction

Why settle for dizziness, falls, or limited activity due to altered balance?

The vestibular system is a part of the inner ear that helps to control balance. If disease or injury damage your inner ear, you may have symptoms of dizziness or poor balance. These symptoms can significantly improve with a type of physical therapy known as vestibular rehabilitation, which uses the body’s natural ability to compensate for balance problems. Specific exercises strengthen this ability. With focused exercise routine you can improve your balance and diminish your symptoms.

Common diagnoses and symptoms that respond well to Physical Therapy:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
  • Drug-induced Ototoxicity
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Ménière’s Disease
  • Migrainous Vertigo
  • Perilymph Fistula
  • Vertigo

Treatment for vestibular system dysfunction may include:

  • Balance retraining and strategies to help the body regain balance through exercise and hands-on techniques.
  • Sensory organization techniques and gaze stabilization strategies that help the body use its senses to overcome dizziness and improve balance.
  • Habituation exercises to decrease dizziness by repeated exposure to a stimulus.
  • Canalith Reposition maneuvers: specific guided motions including Epley, performed by the physical therapist to reposition the calcium crystals found in the inner ear.
  • Individualized home exercise programs based on your specific needs.
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