Many people suffer from dizziness and impaired balance. These symptoms can occur suddenly with positional changes, trauma, or develop over time.
- Dizziness is the #1 cause for injury for people 50+
- People over 65 experience dizziness at least once in their lifetime
What is the Vestibular System?
The vestibular system, our inner ear, aids in the control of balance and assists in orienting our body to the environment. It is assisted by our eyes (vision) and sense of body position (proprioception). The system is constructed of 3 canals and 2 fluid filled sacs that give this information to our brain to maintain balance and stability.
Who can benefit from Vestibular Therapy?
At CMPT we will pair you with a vestibular PT who is specialized in treating your dizziness or feeling of being off balance that may be affecting your quality of life. Conditions treated may include:
- Dizziness or Vertigo
- Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
- General balance deficits
- Meneire’s disease
- Concussion/post-concussion syndrome and return to play programs
- Migraines and other headaches
- Unilateral and Bilateral vestibular hypofunction
- Cerebellar degeneration and age-related multisensory deficits
How does Vestibular Therapy work?
Depending on origin of dizziness, canalith repositioning maneuvers can be performed such as:
- Modified canalith repositioning
- Gans repositioning
- Appiani and Casani
- Lembert (BBQ)
Vestibular Therapy exercises may include:
- Gaze stabilization training
- Habituation exercises
- Substitution exercises
- Balance and postural retraining
- Gait training and fall prevention
What does Vestibular Therapy cost?
Vestibular therapy is covered by your insurance.