Did you know you can treat vertigo with physical therapy?

Vertigo is characterized by spells of dizziness, loss of stability, headaches, nausea and even ringing in the ears. If you’re living with vertigo, you know what a devastating impact it can have on your quality of life. There can be a number of causes for this condition, ranging from a concussion to an imbalance of fluid in the inner ear. 

The good news is that it is possible to find relief from vertigo and better manage this condition. By helping to promote stability, physical therapy can be an important part of a comprehensive vertigo treatment plan. To help you better understand how this form of treatment is effective, the team at Back in Motion has prepared the following overview. As you take some time to read this over, we invite you to reach out to us with any questions or if you’d like more information. 

Vertigo relief through vestibular therapy

To treat vertigo, physical therapists use a system called vestibular therapy. This is a series of exercises and coordinated movements designed to encourage a more stable gait and eye movements. This can not only help to prevent dizzy spells, but it can also help to limit their severity when they do occur. 

Examples of vestibular therapy methods used to treat vertigo include: 

  • Posture training
  • Vision training
  • Balance retraining
  • Gait analysis and training

Physical therapists can also provide recommendations regarding ergonomic adjustments and improvements that can be made at work or at home to help manage vertigo symptoms. There are also lifestyle and nutritional adjustments that can be discussed to improve overall health and potentially help patients manage vertigo and balance problems. 

Vertigo relief at Back in Motion Physical Therapy

When you come to Back in Motion, our goal is to give you highly personalized care that is tailored to your lifestyle. We know that no two patients are alike, so our first priority is a comprehensive evaluation that allows our therapists to better understand your condition. From there, you can work together to develop a treatment plan that puts you on the path to relief and improved functioning. 

Don’t let vertigo run your life. Contact us today to schedule your initial appointment with one of our experts.