Balance & Vestibular Disorders

Dizziness is a common symptom and can occur for several reasons at all ages.

Balance & Vestibular Disorders Overview

Dizziness is a common symptom and can occur for several reasons at all ages. Some describe their symptoms as being more of a “light headedness” while others simply feel unstable or even experience true room spinning vertigo. If untreated dizziness leads to an increase in the incidence of falls and related injuries. Depending on the reason for your altered equilibrium your symptoms can often be resolved in as little as a single therapy session.

Balance & Vestibular Disorders Overview

  • Upper respiratory / sinus infection
  • Head trauma
  • Spontaneously developing
  • Side effect of medication (ototoxic medications / antibiotics)
  • Chemical exposure
  • Seasonal allergies
  • Neoplasm

Conditions Commonly Treated Effectively with Physical Therapy

  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) – Displaced crystals within the inner ear
  • Peripheral Vestibular Hypofunction
  • Labrynthitis
  • Vestibular Neuronitis
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Cervicogenic Vertigo
  • Motion Sensitivity
  • Decompensation
  • Gaze Instability / Nystagmus

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