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Physical Therapy for Vertigo

Physical Therapy for Vertigo

Anyone who experiences dizziness and vertigo know that their symptoms can make the world feel out of control. Although common, the strange symptoms caused by dizziness and vertigo can be worrisome for patients who aren’t sure what to do or where to go to get better. With an estimated 35% of US adults ages 40 and older having vestibular dysfunction, it’s clear that there is a need for treatments. That’s where physical therapy comes in. Physical therapists are trained in the assessment and treatment of vertigo and other forms of vestibular dysfunction. 

Seeing a Physical Therapist for Dizziness & Vertigo

Dizziness, vertigo, and many other balance issues are caused by inner ear disorders, diseases like arthritis or low blood pressure, as well as side effects of specific medications. Lots of our patients who come to see us will report feelings like the room is spinning, a rocking sensation like on a boat, or general lightheadedness and unsteadiness. 

Visual vertigo
Vestibular migraines
Vestibular Neuritis

Experience lasting relief from vertigo and dizziness through specialized physical therapy for vertigo at Highbar.

Evidence-Based Exercise Treatments

Physical therapists strengthen the vestibular system and help patients improve their balance with specific exercises that might include eye and head movements, position changes, walking, and balance exercises.

Balance and Gait Training

Physical therapists help patients improve their balance and gait, which allows you to feel confident on your feet.

Repositioning Maneuvers

With specific repositioning maneuvers including the Canalith repositioning maneuver, a physical therapist can manually work with a patient to ensure their inner ear is clear.

Eye and Head Coordination Exercises

A typical treatment helps the brain correct differences between your inner ears, improves the ability to focus eyes and vision, and increases tolerance to visually stimulating environments.

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What is the vestibular system?

The vestibular system in the inner ear is in constant communication with our eyes, our muscles and joints, and many areas of our brain. It’s responsible for head-eye coordination and allows us to have upright posture. We like to say that it’s the “sixth sense” that tells us where we are in space and how we are moving.

When should I see a physical therapist about dizziness and vertigo?

If you’re experiencing any balance issues, including dizziness and vertigo, a physical therapist can help you. Request an appointment with an experienced physical therapist at Highbar to help you recover from any dizziness, vertigo, or balance issues so you can continue to live without limitation.


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