Vestibular Physical Therapy for Dizziness and Balance, Falls Prevention

Saunders physical therapists perform a detailed evaluation that can help distinguish between the many potential causes of dizziness (vertigo), balance problems, and related symptoms like nausea and light-headedness. At its best, vertigo is extremely annoying. At its worst, it can lead to a serious fall.

Problems other than dizziness can contribute to the risk of falls, particularly in older individuals. Weak hip, leg, and core muscles, decreased mobility, and symptoms related to orthopedic or neurologic conditions can cause instability. Reduced activity in the community due to Covid-19 has increased frailty among the elderly. At Saunders Therapy Centers, we can help!

 

Vestibular PT can help in many ways, including treatment for:

  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (or BPPV)
  • Migraine related vertigo
  • Neck pain with dizziness
  • Falls Prevention

Saunders’ falls prevention training can also identify balance or gait issues and reduce the risk of falls due to:

  • Orthopedic conditions
  • Diabetic neuropathies
  • Peripheral neuropathies
  • Post-concussion symptoms
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s Disease

 

Falls Prevention

Dizziness Caused by Migraine or Neck Pain

When vertigo is related to migraine or neck disorders, treating the neck symptoms often relieves the dizziness and lessens the severity of migraine symptoms. Saunders Therapy Centers’ physical therapists can assess whether your dizziness is originating from migraine or neck symptoms.

Falls Prevention and Balance Training

Dizziness, unsteadiness, and feeling a loss of balance is very unpleasant and frustrating. Individuals over the age of 65 are statistically at much higher risk of falls. At Saunders Therapy Centers, we LOVE to help prevent falls!

BPPV – Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

BPPV, or Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo, is the most common source of vertigo. Vertigo is the false sensation that you are falling, or the room is spinning. The main symptom of BPPV is that your vertigo is triggered by head movements (suddenly looking up, down, or to the right or left.)