Balance therapy for vertigo to help Gorham, ME, patients get back to a healthy and active lifestyle

Constantly dealing with the dizziness and disorientation associated with vertigo can have a highly negative impact on your quality of life. It’s easy to take simple things for granted — going to the store, taking a walk with a loved one — until vertigo starts to make it hard to go about your daily routine. 

If you’re a vertigo sufferer in or around Gorham, Maine, Back in Motion wants to help you get your life back. We have a highly credentialed staff of clinicians who can work with you to create a comprehensive treatment plan to manage your condition. One of the key aspects of vertigo treatment is balance training. We want patients to feel as confident and informed as possible about their treatment, which is why we’ve created the following brief article. 

Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or would like to learn more about your treatment options for vertigo. 

Steps to receiving balance therapy for vertigo

Vertigo can be caused by temporary conditions, such as ear infections, but it is often related to a chronic imbalance of fluid in the inner ear. For any type of vertigo, the first step of a physical therapy program is to assess the severity of the condition and how it is affecting basic functioning. Therapists will usually evaluate this by taking the following steps:

  • Review medical history and any diagnostic tests
  • Ask questions about triggers for dizzy spells
  • Perform movement tests to assess current level of balance
  • Perform posture tests to identify any issues affecting stability

This information will help establish a baseline for treatment so you can make goals for improving balance and managing dizzy spells. Consistent balance training can help promote better body awareness and help you recognize some of the movements and positions that can trigger vertigo. Your therapist can also instruct you on ergonomic and lifestyle adjustments you can make to minimize the effect of vertigo on your life. 

Reach out to Back in Motion in Gorham, ME, today

The Back in Motion team has years of combined experience helping patients overcome vertigo through balance training. We recognize the importance of treating patients like family, so you can feel comfortable and focused on your treatment journey. 

Want to learn more? Contact us today. One of our representatives will be happy to help you schedule your initial appointment.