Improving Balance and Reducing Dizziness
Vestibular Rehabilitation or balance training is a specific type of therapy that is designed to reduce dizziness, improve balance, and improve the general quality of life in patients with vestibular dysfunction. People with vestibular problems may experience symptoms such as blurred vision, a sense of spinning, poor balance, motion sensitivity, nausea, and vomiting.
Vestibular Rehabilitation Treatment and Causes
Our licensed physical therapists have been specifically trained in vestibular rehabilitation and will conduct a wide range of tests to determine the most appropriate type of physical therapy intervention.
Causes of balance problems include:
- Muscle weakness
- Joint stiffness and decreased movement
- Inner ear problems
- Certain medicines (such as those prescribed for depression and high blood pressure)
- Lack of physical activity or too much sitting
- Simple aging
Balance problems also can be caused by medical conditions, such as:
- Parkinson disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Cognitive diseases
One of our therapists will conduct a complete evaluation of your vestibular function as well as your ability to utilize the three primary systems (visual, sensation, and vestibular) that contribute to balance and postural control. You may experience dizziness during the evaluation, but this will help us determine the most appropriate physical therapy intervention.
Once we have completed the evaluation, our therapists will design a physical therapy intervention that is specific to your individual needs. This intervention may include simple exercises to be performed at home and will include the therapist taking you through some very specific movements in the clinic.
Why choose us?
When you choose
Kelly Hawkins PT for your care needs, you are choosing a team dedicated to providing the support and healing needed to get you back to your best. Our therapists will develop a personalized treatment plan unique to your needs leveraged through leading, outcomes-driven techniques intended to improve movement and overall function goals.
About our team
Our physical therapists are specially trained in a range of specialties. We will also work collaboratively with your support network - from primary doctors to collegiate athletic trainers - to help you safely return to your day-to-day life while optimizing performance and preventing re-injury. We treat patients of all ages, and we pride ourselves on ease of access, convenience, quality of care, and a positive family-friendly environment.
At physical therapy appointments, we encourage patients to wear comfortable clothing that enables free movement and that allows the therapist access to the injured body part. Most patients wear athletic clothes to their appointments.