Have you ever experienced symptoms of dizziness, lightheadedness, or that the room is spinning? Have you ever lost your balance or had difficulty rolling over in bed and changing positions because of this? If so, this could be evidence of a vestibular problem. Your vestibular system is made up of the inner ear and the brain, which control your balance and eye movements. The causes of these problems can range from benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), to an inner ear dysfunction, or a combination of both. As with our treatment approaches for orthopedic issues, we assess and identify the potential causes of your symptoms and develop a personalized treatment approach. This includes manual techniques, as well as specialized exercise and education to help manage and reduce your symptoms.
Have you or your child ever suffered from a concussion? The effects can be life changing and confusing. They can cause a variety of symptoms, such as headaches, nausea, dizziness, visual or balance disturbances, sensitivity to light or sounds, disturbed sleep, depression, trouble with concentration or memory, and fatigue. This is where specially trained physical therapists can assess and identify the symptoms, to then develop an individualized treatment approach with the use of specific exercises and education using vestibular rehabilitation. The goal of this specialized area of physical therapy, is to help patients return to work/play, navigate their recovery, and manage their symptoms.