- Do you ever experience dizziness, spinning sensation (vertigo), feeling of falling, or lightheadedness?
- Do you ever get nauseous or vomit with any head or body movement?
- Do you have motion sickness or sensitivity to light?
- Do you suffer from poor depth perception, or loss of balance?
- Do you experience headaches, visual blurring, ear pain, sounds, or sensation of fullness in your ears?
If you answered YES to any of these questions, you may suffer from a vestibular disorder.
The vestibular system consists of a connection between the brain, inner ear receptors, the vision system, and sensory receptors in the neck, ankles, knees, and hips. Information from the inner ear, vision, and leg receptors is gathered and processed by the particular areas of the brain. If disease or injury damages any of these processing centers, vestibular disorders occur.
Adults and children alike can suffer from vestibular problems, so if your child experiences any of the above symptoms, then he or she may also have a vestibular disorder.
Dizziness and impaired balance are major risk factors for falls in older people.
Very specialized drug-free vestibular physical therapy can resolve symptoms even if you’ve been suffering for years. Our highly trained Physical Therapists specialize in Vestibular Disorders and can assist in your successful recovery.
One of our Physical Therapists, Nina Evangelista, DPT, is certified in Vestibular Rehabilitation by Emery University School of Medicine.
Vestibular rehabilitation is an effective treatment for:
- Motion sickness during car, boats, carousel and swing rides, airplane flights, etc.
- Dizziness and vertigo of various origin
- Poor Balance
- Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
- Migraine-Associated Vertigo (MAV) / Vestibular Migraine
- Vestibular Neuritis (inflammation of the vestibular nerve)
- Labyrinthitis (inflammation of the fluid-filled chamber in the inner ear that controls balance and hearing)
- Endolymphatic Hydrops
- Meniere’s Disease (primary hydrops, occurs for no known reason)
- Hydrops (secondary hydrops, occur in response to an event or underlying condition: head trauma, ear surgery, inner ear disorders, allergies, diabetes, autoimmune disorders, etc.)
- Other vestibular conditions