Forty percent of people over the age of 40 experience dizziness or balance problems at some point in their life. Balance disorders are a significant risk factor for falls in elderly individuals, which are a leading cause of serious injury and death. Vestibular rehabilitation is a specific type of physical therapy designed to address the unique problems of patients who suffer from vertigo, dizziness or a sense of imbalance. Physical therapists with specialized training and experience in the assessment and treatment of balance and vestibular disorders are uniquely qualified to identify and treat the underlying source of balance problems and dizziness. Integrated Rehabilitation Services offers the distinction of providing this service in an outpatient setting.
Vestibular rehabilitation uses physical therapy techniques including positional maneuvers, oculomotor exercises, balance retraining and motion tolerance exercises to treat vertigo and balance disorders. We place great importance on patient education throughout the recovery process and make it our goal to educate and assist patients in the self-management of their symptoms.
Persons who suffer from vertigo, dizziness or a sense of imbalance or who have had a stroke, head injury or concussion often benefit from vestibular rehabilitation. Additionally, persons with limited mobility, difficulty walking, a history of falls or a fear of falling will benefit from this highly specialized service.