An estimated 90 million people in America experience dizziness or vertigo in their lifetime. The most common type of vertigo is caused by a problem in the inner ear, known as Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV). The vestibular system is located behind the eardrum and is essential in controlling your balance. It gives the brain information regarding direction and speed of the heads’ movements. The system works with your vision and sensation to control balance. Vestibular Dysfunction includes symptoms of dizziness, vertigo, blurry vision with head movements, and while reading, unsteadiness while walking or turning around, or difficulty turning in bed.
Vestibular Treatment will include a 1-on-1 private, initial evaluation with a physical therapist and treatment can vary from canalith repositioning and vestibulo-ocular exercises to balance, strengthen, and gait retraining. Self-care techniques and a comprehensive home exercise program are essential components to long-term success.