At Integrity Physical Therapy, our specialized team of physical therapists evaluate individuals with vestibular and balance disorders and provide personalized treatment to help restore balance and functional independence.
Because the vestibular system (part of the inner ear) interacts with other parts of the nervous system, the symptoms of vestibular dysfunction are characterized by any of a number of symptoms, including:
• Fullness in the ears
• Imbalance when walking
• History of falls or stumbling
• Blurred vision or trouble focusing
• Change in activity level
Individuals may also experience muscle aches, motion sickness, an inability to concentrate, and sensitivity to noise and bright lights. These symptoms may be mild, lasting a few minutes, or severe, resulting in total disability.
Research indicates that 80% to 90% of people with vestibular disorders benefit from specialized therapy program. Our rehabilitation team integrates proven treatment, advanced technologies and supportive care to optimize each patient's recovery. Treatment may include:
• Balance training activities
• Gait training
• Muscle re-training
• Canalith repositioning
• Manual techniques for BPPV
• Epley-Semont Maneuvers
• Relaxation exercises
• Vestibular habituation and adaptation exercises
• Visual training
• Fall risk prevention
A personalized home program is also provided to help reinforce the gains made through therapy. The home program, which is based on physical condition and tolerance of certain activities, will be modified as the individual progresses.