Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy
Symptoms of vestibular dysfunction can include vertigo, dizziness, nausea, visual disturbance, or loss of balance. Vertigo is a sensation of spinning with certain movements and is often caused by a condition known as Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (or BPPV). In BPPV, small particles located in the inner ear can become dislodged. The brain then receives information from these particles as they move through the semicircular canals of the inner ear. This information is in conflict with information from the other systems of the body and produces a sensation of spinning or dizziness know as vertigo.
Physical Therapy is an effective treatment for many vestibular disorders. During the initial evaluation, your physical therapist will perform several tests to determine the source of your dizziness and make recommendations for treatment. BPPV can often be resolved in as little as one treatment session and can be performed at your initial visit.
Please avoid taking any anti-dizziness
medication such as Meclizine within
24 hours of your appointment.