Your assessment will be performed in the comfort of your home. The physical therapist will bring all of the materials necessary for the assessment. During the evaluation we will review your impairments and goals for physical therapy. It is important to provide a holistic approach to your recovery.
Vestibular & Balance
Neck & Posture
There are different causes for dizziness and imbalance which can come from the inner ear and brain disorders. Below are a few common conditions:
Persistent Postural-Perceptual Dizziness
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
Mal de Débarquement
Vertigo (sensation of spinning)
Visual Motion Sensitivity
VESTIBULAR PHYSICAL THERAPY
The vestibular system, also known as the inner ear, communicates with the brain to understand the movements of our head and body. The brain interprets these movements to maintain equilibrium and visual focus as we move. Balance and vestibular rehabilitation is a specialty of physical therapy to improve sensations of dizziness, vertigo, visual motion sensitivity, and balance. Rehab utilizes the brain's Neuroplasticity, or ability to make new connections, to make these changes and improvements. Optimizing Neuroplasticity requires focus and frequency over a duration of time.
Visual stabilization with head & body movement
Static and dynamic balance
Neck and postural strengthening & stretching
VESTIBULAR SPORTS ENHANCEMENT
Many sports require quick reaction times along with brisk head and body movements. To be proficient in these skills, and excel in your given sport, this requires visual accuracy, balance, and swift ability to evoke change through many body systems. Vestibular training has the ability to enhance sensory integration and motor learning, by way of increasing neuronal efficiency, powerful adaptability, and overall neuroplasticity of the brain to optimize the high vestibular demands of sports.
Telehealth provides an opportunity to maintain your rehabilitation needs when you are unable to meet in person and can reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19. Telehealth appointments are video appointments using secure software to optimize care.
Direct Access means you can acquire services from a physical therapy without a doctor's appointment first. A doctor's referral is not mandated to access physical therapy. Once a patient reaches 12 visits or 45 calendar days, a physician must sign the physical therapist's plan of care for continued services.
For Your Reference
VESTIBULAR SUPPORT & EDUCATION
The Vestibular Disorder Association, VeDA, has resources for finding support during your healing. It has educational information on vestibular diagnosis and treatment.
VESTIBULAR EDUCATION FACT SHEETS
The Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy and Vestibular Special Interest Group produced these fact sheets for education purposes in the clinical setting.
ROCK STEADY® RECOVERY PROGRAM
The Rock Steady® program is complimentary with your vestibular rehabilitation. Joey Remenyi is a vestibular audiologist, registered senior yoga teacher, mindfulness educator, and neuroplasticity therapist that uses an integrative medicine approach in recovery of persistent dizziness and tinnitus.