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Vestibular – Finding Your Balance

Dizziness ranks as the second most common complaint in doctors’ offices, with individuals over 70 years old considering it their primary concern. Affecting millions of people, dizziness often signals an underlying vestibular disorder, involving parts of the inner ear and brain responsible for balance and eye movements. Common disorders include benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), persistent postural perceptual dizziness (PPPD), vestibular neuritis, labyrinthitis, and Meniere’s disease. Accurate diagnosis through a thorough evaluation of symptoms is crucial.

Does Physical Therapy Help With Dizziness?

Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT), a specialized form of physical therapy, proves effective in managing vestibular dysfunction. Research indicates a remarkable 70-80% improvement in symptoms among patients undergoing VRT. Notably, these improvements persist even six months after treatment, offering long-term relief.

How does Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy Work?

Dizziness and balance intricately intertwine. VRT aids in managing dizziness symptoms and imbalance by addressing disruptions in spatial orientation and the intricate relationship between the central nervous system, sensory system, and vision.

Dizziness: Occurs when spatial orientation is affected, making you feel woozy or lightheaded, often accompanied by a loss of balance.

Balance: Relies on the integration of information from the vestibular labyrinth in your inner ear, vision, and the sensory feedback from your skin, joints, and muscles. When disruptions occur, VRT helps restore connections, reducing symptoms of dizziness and imbalance.

What are the Advantages of Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy?

Studies show vestibular rehabilitation therapy helps:

  • Reduce your risk of falling.
  • Improve your balance.
  • Reduce your dizziness symptoms.
  • Improve your ability to stabilize your vision.
  • Increase your body strength.

        Why Choose ProFlex Physical Therapy?

        At ProFlex Physical Therapy, we boast a team of dedicated professionals, including certified neurologic specialists and experienced therapists in vestibular exercises and BPPV repositioning maneuvers. Our approach is comprehensive, utilizing the latest diagnostic and exercise technology, such as infrared goggles recording eye movement to evaluate balance centers.

        Our therapy programs stem from a thorough musculoskeletal, balance, gait, and vertigo assessment. This enables us to create a personalized plan addressing your unique challenges, lifestyle, health, and exercise tolerance.

        Choose ProFlex for a holistic approach to vestibular therapy, focusing on your well-being and providing long-term relief from dizziness and related issues.

        Schedule Your Appointment with a ProFlex!

        If you’re ready to accelerate your recovery and achieve your rehabilitation goals faster, schedule an appointment with ProFlex today. Our experienced physical therapists will guide you through personalized VRT your unique needs.