Vestibular / Dizziness

Have you recently been experiencing vertigo or dizziness? Have you fallen recently or had difficulty walking or maintaining your balance? These symptoms may be caused by dysfunction of your vestibular system, located in your inner ears.

The vestibular system is the sensory system responsible for processing information involved with balance, spatial orientation, and eye movements. Vestibular disorders can develop if there is damage to the system from disease, injury, genetics, or other causes.

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is the most common cause of vertigo and causes brief episodes of mild to intense dizziness. The signs and symptoms can come and go and episodes usually last for about a minute or two.

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Balance rehabilitation is an exercise-based treatment program used to reduce dizziness and treat vestibular disorders. During your first appointment at WSPT, a physical therapist will evaluate your condition, identify any problem areas, and develop a personalized treatment plan in hope of reducing dizziness and improving quality of life. Research has shown vestibular rehabilitation therapy can be effective in combating these disorders and reducing symptoms related to these disorders.

Home-based exercises are also an important part of vestibular rehabilitation therapy. The physical therapists at WSPT will teach and assign you a specific exercise program to be performed at home.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with our Vestibular Rehab Physical Therapist, please call 718.409.9444 or click here.

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