Relief from Vestibular Issues with Physical Therapy

Your vestibular system is the link between your inner ear and your brain. The system helps provide your brain with information about your movement and positioning.

Those with a vestibular issue may experience the following symptoms:

  • Dizziness and trouble with balance
  • Hearing loss
  • Blurred vision
  • Vertigo
  • Tinnitus or ringing in the ears

Most patients experience vertigo, dizziness, and hand-eye coordination difficulties. The symptoms can be lifestyle-altering as many miss work days and time with family and friends.

For people over 75, dizziness is the number one reason they seek medical care. What are the causes of vestibular issues? Additionally, dizziness is a leading cause of falls in the elderly. The reasons are varied and include the following:

  • Injury
  • A virus or disease
  • Fluid in the middle ear
  • Autoimmune reactions or allergies

The good news is that many can find relief from vestibular issues with physical therapy.

Physical Therapy Provides Relief from Vestibular Issues

The good news is that most patients fully recover from vestibular issues and move forward to live a normal lifestyle. Physical therapy plays a vital role in their recovery.

Vestibular rehabilitation is an exercise-based program that improves balance and reduces dizziness-related problems. A specialized physical therapist will evaluate your needs and create a custom recovery plan. Your plan will enhance gaze stability, improve your vertigo symptoms, and provide posture stability.

In addition to scheduled appointments with a professional physical therapist, you will receive a comprehensive at-home recovery plan.

Vestibular Recovery at The Therapy Network

A Therapy Network therapist specialist will evaluate vestibular issues. The therapist will review your medical history and perform various tests during the assessment. The tests may include the following:

  • Balance evaluation
  • Evaluate your gait and ability to climb stairs
  • Oculomotor function
  • Review of posture and movement coordination

Your therapist will create a custom recovery plan with education and at-home exercises.

Appointments are available today at six Therapy Network locations in Hampton, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and Chesapeake, Virginia. Schedule an appointment and step onto the path of relief for vestibular issues.