Physical Therapists commonly deal with imbalance and unsteadiness while standing or walking.
Vestibular Rehabilitation is a Physical Therapy specialty which focuses on the symptoms of dizziness or vertigo which can cause imbalance. The vestibular system is composed of the connections between the brain, the eye and the inner ear which is responsible for controlling balance. When one or more of these connections is not working properly, it can cause dizziness and imbalance.
Vestibular therapists use different techniques to alleviate vertigo and to promote balance. Some exercises assist the brain in resolving differences in inner ear signals, and some help with improving the ability to visually focus. Proper evaluation and treatment by a Physical Therapist can help to regain your confidence and get you back to a more active and productive life.
Common diagnoses include:
- BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo)
- Vestibular Neuritis
- Vestibular Migraine
- Unilateral or Bilateral vestibulopathy
- Menier’s Disease
Call 410-496-6975 to make an appointment.