Balance and vestibular therapy

Our Rehab therapists that provide specialized treatment for balance dysfunction and dizziness. Vestibular is the medical term for the inner ear. It is a key source of balance regulating signals. These signals travel to the brain from the inner ear and then out to the joints and muscles that control your physical movements. Signals from other parts of the brain as well as from eyes, muscles and joints also contribute to balance. These signals all converge in the brain stem where they are sorted out and mobilized as instructions that travel along motor-nerve fibers ending in your muscles. The muscles enable your head and neck, eyes, legs and the rest of your body to move in such a way that you maintain a clear vision and balance while you are moving. Our specially trained therapists will design your unique program to improve balance, reduce dizziness, and improve the general quality of life with vestibular dysfunction.

Commonly Treated Conditions Include:

  • Imbalance, difficulty walking or turning a corner
  • Vertigo and dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Nausea, ear pain
  • Sensitivity to change in walking surface or footwear
  • Trouble focusing vision
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Core hip weakness
  • Forgetfulness
  • Hearing loss
  • Tinnitus (ringing, buzzing in ear)
  • Discomfort in busy visual environments, i.e., traffic, crowds, stores
  • Sensitivity to loud noises
  • Anxiety, panic, depression
  • PHYSICAL THERAPY TREATMENTS
    PHYSICAL THERAPY TREATMENTS

    There are many different kinds of physical therapy. Some are passive, while others actively engage the patient in physical movement.

    PASSIVE PHYSICAL THERAPY FOR BALANCE
    PASSIVE PHYSICAL THERAPY FOR BALANCE

  • Education
  • Canalith repositioning
  • Activity modification
  • ACTIVE PHYSICAL THERAPY FOR BALANCE
    ACTIVE PHYSICAL THERAPY FOR BALANCE

  • Balance training
  • Core strengthening
  • Strength training
  • Activities of daily living
  • Gait training
  • Flexibility training
  • Visual tracking exercise
  • Proprioceptive training