Three key benefits of vestibular physical therapy

vestibular physical therapy

Before being diagnosed with vertigo, it might have sounded crazy if someone told you there are tiny crystals in your ears. These tiny crystals are carefully positioned in your ears to help you balance. When something happens to the liquid sack that they are contained in, they can move out of position, which can cause you to feel dizzy or nauseous.

This is a condition known as benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), better known as vertigo for short. 

Treatment for vertigo varies depending on your individual circumstances and needs. However, in many cases, a physical therapist can help you learn how to adjust your balance and focus with vestibular physical therapy.

Three benefits of vestibular physical therapy

Vestibular physical therapy is a course of treatment designed to help you adjust to the new positioning of the crystals in your inner ear. By working with you to coordinate your body and brain with your inner ears, you can begin to feel balanced again and take back control of your life.

There are many advantages to treating vertigo with vestibular physical therapy, including:

  1. Treatment at the source — Vestibular rehab does not try to mask the problem. The goal is to treat it at the source. Physical therapists can identify your key challenges and work with you to help your brain and body get used to living with the new condition to a point where you may not notice it anymore.
  2. Reduced fall risk — Dizziness from vertigo can cause you to stumble and fall, which can lead to an injury. Physical therapy can help you improve your balance when you have vertigo, which can reduce your risk of injury from a fall.
  3. Improved coordination and focus — Vertigo can be triggered when moving your head or focusing on a moving object. Vestibular rehabilitation helps you improve your ability to move and focus without triggering dizziness from vertigo.

Visit Holland Physical Therapy for vestibular physical therapy

Is vertigo causing you to constantly feel dizzy or nauseous? Are you at risk for falling down and getting hurt because of your dizziness? Our team at Holland Physical Therapy is here to help you manage your condition and feel balanced again. Contact our team today for more information about vestibular physical therapy or to schedule an initial appointment.