Vertigo and imbalance are conditions that can and should be treated with physical therapy. With testing supported by Emory University, our vestibular certified therapists are able to evaluate, diagnose and treat all types of vestibular dysfunction.
Vestibular pathology is treated through customized protocols of habituation, substitution, and or adaptation exercises. The protocol is determined through the results of vestibular testing at the initial evaluation. Patients can expect to see an average of 85–100% improvement in symptoms.
Symptoms of Vestibular Pathology
- Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo: True vertigo with room spinning dizziness, may include: nausea, vomiting and imbalance. Occurs with position changes, moving in and out of bed or looking up.
- Vestibular Migraines, Peripheral Vestibulopathy, Meniere’s Disease, Disequilibrium: Dizziness, “Inside the head” or feeling off balance, includes imbalance, difficulty with focusing/concentrating, lightheadedness, nausea, motion sickness, headache, aural fullness, tinnitus and blurry vision/floaters.
- Cervicogenic Dizziness & Post-Concussive Syndrome: Dizziness or headiness with neck pain or stiffness, including imbalance, difficulty focusing/concentrating, lightheadedness, nausea, motion sickness, headache, aural fullness, tinnitus and blurry vision/floaters.
- Mal De Debarquement: A rocking or bobbing feeling even with no movement, may include: imbalance, difficulty focusing/concentrating, light-headedness, nausea, motion sickness, headache, aural fullness, tinnitus, blurry vision and/or vision with floaters.
If you or someone you know suffers from any of these symptoms, contact our office to make an appointment. Additional information regarding vestibular pathology can be found here.