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Balance & Vestibular Rehabilitation

Balance & Vestibular Rehabilitation is an exercise-based program conducted by physical therapists to improve balance and reduce dizziness-related issues. Each year over 10 million patients visit a physician due to dizziness. Although it can occur at any age, it is the most common complaint of patients over the age of 75. Dizziness is typically a sign of a mechanical problems due to an inner ear disorder, or a side effect of medications.

  • Feeling unsteady
  • Spinning
  • Floating
  • Lightheadedness
  • Wooziness
  • Sensations of moving
  • Tilting
  • Whirling (vertigo)

Symptoms can be constant or intermittent lasting anywhere from seconds to hours. They can occur while you are standing completely still, lying down or changing positions, such as rolling over in bed. Experiencing continuous symptoms can drastically affect your ability to perform everyday activities. Working with a trained specialist using the most current techniques backed by evidence-based practices, can help you return to normal function as quickly as possible.

Symptoms can be constant or intermittent lasting anywhere from seconds to hours. They can occur while you are standing completely still, lying down or changing positions, such as rolling over in bed. Experiencing continuous symptoms can drastically affect your ability to perform everyday activities. Working with a trained specialist using the most current techniques backed by evidence-based practices, can help you return to normal function as quickly as possible.

Common Symptoms that can improve with a Balance & Vestibular Rehab program include:

  • Neck stiffness and/or pain
  • Dizziness or blurry vision with head movements
  • Imbalance
  • Frequent falls
  • Headaches
  • Vertigo

Physical therapy will start with an initial evaluation of your symptoms and overview of your medical history. Based on the findings of your assessment, a treatment plan will be created to improve any deficits. Specific exercises are prescribed to improve balance in a safe manner. Hands-on techniques, known as Canalith Repositioning, may be administered by the therapist to help stimulate the brain and resolve problems in the inner ear.

• Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
• Post-Concussion Syndrome
• Vestibular Neuritis
• Labyrinthitis
• Mal de Debarquement (MDDS)
• Dizziness
• Motion sensitivity

Patients who participate in Balance & Vestibular Rehabilitation can expect improved function in daily activities, reduced risk of falling, and ultimately an improved quality of life! Schedule an appointment at one of our 35 convenient locations today.

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What Is a Physical Therapist?

Physical therapists are health care professionals who help individuals maintain, restore, and improve movement, activity, and functioning, thereby enabling optimal performance and enhancing health, well-being, and quality of life. Their services prevent, minimize, or eliminate impairments of body functions and structures, activity limitations, and participation restrictions. Physical therapists receive intensive doctoral education in anatomy, physiology, pathology and rehabilitation. They are graduates of accredited university programs and licensed by the state.

What to Expect at Your Physical Therapy Sessions?

During your Initial Evaluation, our therapist spends a full hour interviewing you, testing and examining your condition, establishing goals with you, and developing an individualized treatment plan. Excel PTs take time to provide patient education around your condition and what to expect during the recovery process.

Subsequent treatment sessions are designed to systematically fix your injury, movement disorder, or pain. Once mobility is improved, then exercises are used to improve strength, balance and function. Injured athletes looking to return to sport often perform sport-specific training under the supervision of the therapist.

What Makes Excel Physical Therapy Different?

During your Initial Evaluation, our therapist spends a full hour interviewing you, testing and examining your condition, establishing goals with you, and developing an individualized treatment plan. Excel PTs take time to provide patient education around your condition and what to expect during the recovery process.

Subsequent treatment sessions are designed to systematically fix your injury, movement disorder, or pain. Once mobility is improved, then exercises are used to improve strength, balance and function. Injured athletes looking to return to sport often perform sport-specific training under the supervision of the therapist.