As one of our physical therapy specialties, we treat conditions involving dizziness, vertigo, and balance impairments through vestibular rehabilitation. Mechanisms in the brain and inner ear control balance. This can be rehabilitated through exercises and/or repositioning maneuvers.
Correcting the Most Common Form of Vertigo in One to Three Visits: BPPV (Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo) ranks as the most common form of vertigo. People of all ages can develop BPPV, but an estimated 50% of people age 70+ experience this problem. BPPV occurs when normal debris floating in the fluid of the inner ear migrates to the wrong part of the inner ear. With head movements, the debris can trigger parts of the inner ear involved in your sense of position and balance, causing temporary dizziness ranging from annoying to debilitating. By understanding the root of the problem and the anatomy of the inner ear, specially trained therapists at Back to Action use gentle head repositioning movements to float the debris back to where it belongs. There, the debris can dissolve naturally. The vast majority of cases can be resolved in one to three visits.
Other Vestibular Rehabilitation: Less common diagnoses may require rehabilitation of the central nervous system, which involves ongoing visits for progressive training. Common components of vestibular rehab at Back to Action Physical Therapy include:
We have worked with these diagnoses and more:
Gait rehabilitation, balance exercise, and other approaches for improving mobility and safety.
Therapeutic exercise for conditions of the spine, joints, muscles, tendons, etc.
A safer, more comfortable way to exercise for some patients.
Professional, individualized plans for athletes.
Back to Action invests in training, equipment, and facilities well beyond the norm in physical therapy. This includes aquatic therapy, biofeedback, hand therapy, vestibular rehab, pelvic floor rehab, myofascial release, Mulligan technique, Maitland technique, and much more. The availability of specialty approaches combined with therapist-driven, one-to-one treatments gives us greater opportunity for faster and better outcomes.