Do you feel off-balance and unsteady? If this is the case, Vestibular therapy may be needed. Vestibular therapy, also known as vestibular rehabilitation therapy (VRT), is basically a specialized form of physical therapy that focuses on treating balance disorders and problems related to the vestibular system. The vestibular system is responsible for maintaining our sense of balance and spatial orientation.
VRT is typically prescribed to people who experience dizziness, vertigo, unsteadiness, or other balance-related issues. These symptoms can arise from various conditions, including vestibular neuritis, labyrinthitis, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), Meniere’s disease, or head injuries.
The goal of vestibular therapy is to improve the function of the vestibular system and enhance a person’s ability to maintain balance and control their movements. It involves a combination of specific exercises and maneuvers designed to stimulate and challenge the vestibular system, promoting adaptation and compensation.
Age-related balance disorders: As people age, they may experience age-related changes in their vestibular system, leading to balance problems and an increased risk of falls. Vestibular therapy can help improve balance, reduce the risk of falls, and enhance overall stability in older adults.
Vestibular therapy, performed by our therapists with specialized training and certification in vestibular rehabilitation, aims to diagnose and treat disorders affecting the vestibular system. Here are some of the treatments and procedures that our vestibular therapist performs:
If you or someone you know requires vestibular therapy, we encourage you to reach out to our clinic. Our experienced therapists are trained in vestibular rehabilitation and can help you regain your balance, reduce symptoms, and improve your overall quality of life. Please contact us to schedule an appointment or for further information.
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