Have you recently begun to experience balance issues? Feeling like you’re unable to stand upright is no way to go through life. Fortunately, at Park Physical Therapy, our team can help with this particular situation. We specialize in treating severe vestibular disorders and can help restore your balance and quality of life.

Common Vestibular Disorders  

Your vestibular system contains parts of the inner ear and brain that process sensory stimuli that help balance and eye movement. When an issue occurs in these areas, stability can be lost, which means that ordinary mundane movements can suddenly become difficult. When you believe you’ve developed a vestibular disorder, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team. Our therapists specialize in the effects of the most common vestibular disorders, which include:

  • Acoustic neuroma.
  • Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo.
  • General vestibulopathy.
  • Tinnitus.

Vestibular Rehabilitation 

At Park Physical Therapy, we offer rehabilitation services for physical injuries. However, some patients may not know that we can also help those dealing with vestibular disorders. Vestibular rehabilitation is one of our specialties, and it can be used to help get you back to full strength. It is an exercise-based program that aims to reduce symptoms caused by vestibular issues such as vertigo, dizziness, gaze issues, and general imbalance. The three major parts of vestibular rehabilitation include:

  • Habituation.
  • Gaze stabilization.
  • Balance training.

What To Expect

The first step in this rehabilitation process is for our therapists to assess your medical history fully. This process allows us to understand better the issue that is plaguing you. Following this, our team will screen your vestibular system’s current levels to help determine the best route for treatment. While the exercises and tasks you will be taught are not challenging to do, you must remain committed to performing them long term to achieve the desired results. Examples of the exercises and tasks you may be told to can include:

  • Following visual or somatosensory cue. 
  • Dynamic movements paired with stationary positions.
  • Coordinated movements.
  • Completing dual tasks at once.

Schedule An Appointment 

Trying to fight through balance issues on your own can prove to be a losing battle. At Park Physical Therapy, we want all of our patients to be able to walk around freely and without issues. If a vestibular disorder has zapped your quality of life, we’ll be here to help. Contact us today and schedule your much-needed appointment for treatment.