Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy
Vestibular disorders are characterized by vertigo, dizziness, visual disturbance, and/or imbalance. The most common cause of vertigo, a false sensation of spinning with certain movements of the head, is Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (or BPPV). In BPPV, small particles located in the inner ear can become dislodged. The brain then receives conflicting information between these particles and the other systems of the body. This 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.
Please avoid taking the anti-dizziness medication Meclizine within 24 hours of your appointment.