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 from these particles and the other systems of the body resulting in 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!