Vestibular Rehabilitation

Vestibular Rehabilitation

Dizziness, vertigo, and imbalance are very common symptoms reported to the physician. There are many causes for these symptoms and working with your physician and physical therapist to determine the source of your problem is an important first step to finding the best treatment.

The human balance system is a complex information system which allows a person to both maintain balance and have clear vision when moving.

At IPT, our highly trained therapists will conduct a thorough evaluation and provide a customized program to reduce both symptoms and improve balance and walking.

Symptoms of Balance Disorders
When the balance system is impaired or damaged in some way, you may feel a variety of the symptoms listed below.

  • Dizziness
  • Vertigo (room-spinning vertigo)
  • Lightheadedness
  • Unsteadiness
  • Staggering
  • Headaches
  • Falling or fear of falling
  • Vision Problems
  • Nausea

Recovering from a Balance Disorder
Some individuals may recover naturally from a problem or injury. Others may require help from Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy / Balance Therapy in order to resolve their symptoms.

Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy is a customized exercise approach, developed by a specialized physical therapist, to manage persistent dizziness or disequilibrium for people with vestibular system problems.

Common Disorders of the Vestibular System include:

  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
  • Unresolved vestibular disorders due to infections, trauma, surgery, stable diseases/tumors
  • Non-specific vestibular disorders
  • Migraine-associated Vertigo (MAV)
  • Post-concussion injuries
  • Central vestibular
  • Mal de Debarquement Syndrome

For more complex cases, contact Andrew Perkins, PT, DPT.

To schedule an appointment, contact our Central Scheduling Department at (260) 209-2464.