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Vertigo & Vestibular Rehabilitation

Vertigo, dizziness, and imbalance are commonly associated with a problem with the inner ear or vestibular system functioning. There are many causes of vertigo and dizziness that are treatable with the guidance of a physical therapist with specialized training in Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy.

Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy is a specialized form of physical therapy that uses specific exercises or activities to promote recovery of balance and a sense of stability. The type of therapeutic strategies your therapist implements will depend on the cause of your dizziness and the severity of your symptoms.

Your therapist will conduct a thorough evaluation to help determine if your dizziness will respond to Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy. Depending on the findings of the physical therapy evaluation, the therapist will then proceed with treatment and/or possibly a referral to another appropriate health care provider. Most often, you will respond quickly and favorably to the initial treatment. Our Physical Therapists have extensive training and expertise in Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy.

Causes of dizziness we treat

  • BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo)
  • Vestibular Hypofunction (often due to vestibular neuritis or labyrinthitis)
  • Vestibular Migraine or Migraine Associated Dizziness
  • Cervicogenic Dizziness or dizziness associated with neck problems
  • Dizziness due to concussion/ traumatic brain injury
  • Persistent Postural Perceptual Dizziness (formerly known as Chronic Subjective Dizziness)
  • Mal de debarquement