vestibular rehab bay state pt

Vestibular Therapy

The second most commonly reported complaint within doctors’ offices is dizziness and loss of balance. In fact, 76 million Americans will experience some sort of dizzy spell or vertigo at some point in their lives. These are both extremely common conditions that can affect your equilibrium, making you feel off balance. Symptoms can vary from acute to chronic and in some severe cases, they can even be indicators of serious health risks.

Feelings of dizziness or vertigo can greatly limit your daily life, making it difficult for you to perform even the simplest tasks without feeling as if you might fall over. Fortunately, at Bay State Physical Therapy, we offer some of the most effective vestibular rehab services, aimed at retraining your vestibular system to regulate feelings of stability and balance.  

What is vestibular therapy?

At Bay State Physical Therapy, we provide vestibular therapy for our patients suffering from balance disorders.  Balance disorders refer to a broad range of conditions, but they are all connected by the effect they have on the vestibular system, also known as the inner ear.

Examples of some conditions that we treat through vestibular and balance therapy include:

  • Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)
  • Meniere’s disease
  • Vestibular neuritis
  • Vestibular loss
  • Motion sensitivity associated with migraine headache disorder
  • Cerebrovascular accident (CVA)
  • Post-concussive syndrome

Vestibular therapy, also referred to as vestibular rehabilitation, is conducted through a process of “adaptation and compensation.” This means that the vestibular system is actually being “reprogrammed” through both passive and active therapies to follow alternative connections with the brain on adjusting imbalances and regaining stability.

Contact us to schedule an appointment:

If you are searching for vestibular therapy, search no further. We can help you if you are struggling with steadying yourself while standing or walking.

If your dizziness is holding you back from living your normal daily life, contact Bay State Physical Therapy to schedule an appointment with one of our qualified physical therapists. Our specialized services will help you get back on your feet as quickly as possible.

Sources
  • Mayo Clinic: “Dizziness”
  • American Physical Therapy Association: “Physical Therapist’s Guide to Vertigo”