Inner ear vertigo treatment in South Portland, ME

Among the many causes of vertigo, an inner ear imbalance is one of the most common. In addition to providing us with the sense of sound, the ears are also critical to providing our sense of balance through the vestibular system. This system relies on fluids and other anatomical features to orient us in three-dimensional space. Issues such as infection and Meniere’s disease caused by fluid imbalance can lead to dizziness and spells of vertigo. 

Fortunately, there are a wide range of treatment options for patients looking to regain their sense of balance and an active lifestyle, including physical therapy. Patients seeking inner ear vertigo treatment in South Portland, Maine, can come to our beautiful clinic right here in town. 

To help you get started on the path to relief, we’ve created the following quick overview to how we treat vertigo with a method known as vestibular therapy. Please feel free to get in touch with us if you have any questions or just want to learn more about our full range of therapeutic options.  

Vestibular therapy and inner ear vertigo treatment

Beginning with an evaluation that includes a review of your medical and treatment history, a physical examination and balance testing, your therapist can begin to form a vertigo treatment plan. Vestibular therapy is an exercise-based treatment plan that is developed to restore function and promote a sense of balance by doing the following: 

  • Improving posture and stability to reduce fall risk
  • Practicing eye movements to focus on a fixed point
  • Learning steady head movements to reduce chances of triggering an episode

A physical therapist can also instruct you on at-home exercises and lifestyle changes you can make to help manage spells of dizziness and vertigo. It may take some trial and error, but by being patient and communicating openly with your therapist, you can find a combination of treatments that work best for you.  

Get the help you need at Back in Motion’s clinic in South Portland, ME

Back in Motion South Portland has a compassionate clinical team with decades of experience in helping patients overcome a wide variety of conditions, including inner ear vertigo. When you come to us for help, you can expect an individualized approach that puts you firmly at the center of care. 

Contact us today for more information. We’ll be glad to help you schedule your initial appointment.