Vertigo is a type of dizziness that causes the person to experience a sensation of motion, it is the most common complaint by patients when the vestibular system is involved.
This can result from a fall, stroke, brain injury or other traumatic injuries or diseases as well as from dysfunctions within the vestibular system such as Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), peripheral vestibular dysfunction, vestibular neuritis, acoustic neuroma and migraine associated dizziness, among others. Symptoms may include the feeling of tilting, spinning or swaying and can last for a few seconds too days in some individuals.
Vestibular disorders are usually not life threatening but can result in significant disability, thus resulting in the decrease of an individual’s quality of life. It is important to first see your physician to determine the cause of your symptoms to rule out more serious medical conditions.
Our Vestibular Rehabilitation program is designed to diminish/ reduce symptoms of dizziness or loss of balance.Treatment includes risk reduction for falling or loss of balance, canalith repositioning maneuver by your physical therapist, exercises to strengthen your systems of balance and instructions on compensatory strategies that will help you adapt to improve your quality of life.