Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy

Are you experiencing dizziness or vertigo? Tired of impaired balance or frequent falls and just done with being in discomfort and disorientated? Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy may just what you need!

Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT)

What is Vestibular Disorder?

The vestibular system is made up of the inner ear, brain and sensory system. It involves the control of balance, vision, hearing, and even concentration. Vestibular disorders can occur when disease or injury occur in the system, causing the onset of dizziness, vertigo and imbalance. Vertigo, also known as benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), is the most common disorder in the vestibular system found in patients.

Other symptoms include migraines and severe allergies.

What is the cause?

There are various incidents that can occur causing vestibular disorder. Whether the symptoms last a few seconds or a few days the effects can be severe and if not treated, very painful. A few causes being;

  • Aging
  • Genetics
  • Environmental factors
  • Head injuries
  • Viral infection
  • Medication induced

Not everyone with migraines, dizziness or sever allergies have a vestibular disorder so discussing your symptoms with your doctor is encouraged for a proper diagnosis.

What are the Symptoms?

Individuals may experience:

  • Dizziness
    • Lightheadedness
    • Faintness
    • Unsteadiness
  • Vertigo
    • Rotational Spinning
    • Movement of self or object
  • Impaired vision
  • Eye Sensitivity
  • Hearing Changes
  • Imbalance
  • Disorientation
  • Frequent Falls
  • Severe Allergies

How Spine & Sports Physical Therapists can help with Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy:

Vestibular Disorder Rehabilitation is intended to relieve primary and secondary problems caused by vestibular disorders. We offer exercise-based program designed to reduce dizziness, vertigo, impaired balance, and falls.

Vertigo can lead to an impaired quality of life for many individuals, limiting the directions in which they feel comfortable moving and impacting the activities they participate in during their day to day life. Dizziness or poor balance can also lead to an increased risk of falling, which in turn can lead to bone fractures or mild brain injuries depending on the severity of the fall. Physical therapy can address these issues and assist the individual with leading a safer and less restricted life.
Medications can only mask the problem; physical therapy can help solve it!