Our staff has a combined 60+ years of experience in testing, diagnosing, and providing treatment options to patients suffering from a variety of symptoms related to balance and dizziness disorders.
Physical Therapy Services
Dizziness and balance disorders affect millions of people. What we care about most is how it affects you or a loved one. Our philosophy: Once you’ve seen one patient with dizziness, you’ve seen one patient with dizziness! In other words, no matter how common dizziness is, it affects each person differently. Therefore, each therapy plan must be unique.
Our therapy program focuses on a specialized form of physical therapy known as vestibular rehabilitation therapy (VRT). Although VRT commonly refers to the inner ear, dizziness and balance disorders can develop from a variety of causes. While we strongly believe that a successful treatment plan depends on an accurate diagnosis, we recognize that you are not defined by your diagnosis. We would love the opportunity to team up with you to help you get better!
If you have any of these symptoms, we may be able to help you:
- Balance Problems
- History of Falling
- Motion sensitivity
- Hearing changes
- Tinnitus, or ringing in your ears
- Feeling “fullness” in your ears
- Visual disturbances
- Anxiety over balance difficulties
- Fatigue due to dizziness
Our therapy services include treatment for:
- Balance Problems
- Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
- Partial Facial Paralysis
- Fall Prevention
- Head Trauma
- Vestibular Rehab
- Visual Induced Dizziness (motion sensitivity)
- Neurological Disorders
“How can physical therapy help me?”
If you feel as though the room is spinning around you when you make certain movements, such as lying down, rolling over in bed and/or looking up, then you may have a condition known as Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV). BPPV is one of the most common causes of short bouts of vertigo. The good news: your symptoms associated with BPPV can usually be treated successfully in just one to three visits.
Chronic dizziness can make it challenging to carry out your normal daily activities. We specialize in VRT, a type of exercise-based rehabilitation that helps reduce the feelings of dizziness and/or unsteadiness. VRT has been shown to be effective for several disorders such as inner ear dysfunction, neurological disorders, concussions, and even anxiety.
Many people suffer from both dizziness and balance problems while others don’t experience dizziness but feel “off” and unsteady. Sometimes this unsteadiness can lead to falls. Just like dizziness, balance disorders can be a result from a variety of causes such as inner ear dysfunction, neurological disorders, weakness, pain, and sensory loss (peripheral neuropathy). Our team can prescribe a therapeutic plan to recover your balance, improve your safety, and restore your confidence!
Find out more about why you’re dizzy, how you can restore your balance, and improve other symptoms by making an appointment with us. Call us at 512-345-4664.
Dizziness and balance disorders are often poorly understood and, as a result, they can be misdiagnosed. An accurate diagnosis begins with a comprehensive medical assessment, including gathering information about your symptoms, medications, and family medical history.
To help lead us to the correct diagnosis (and therefore the best plan of care), we offer the following diagnostic testing in house:
- Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) measures how sound signals move along the hearing nerve to receptors in the brain, providing more information about hearing loss and even causes of dizziness and unsteadiness.
- Comprehensive Audiometry tests your hearing function, which provides valuable information about the cause(s) of your symptoms including ringing, ear fullness, dizziness and even balance problems.
- Computerized Balance Testing assesses how you integrate your vision, sense of touch (proprioception), and inner ear information to maintain balance.
- Electrocochleography (ECoG) measures electrical responses to sound, which can provide information about fluid changes of the inner ear.
- Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potential (VEMP) is performed to verify whether the inner ear structures and associated nerves are functioning normally.
- Videonystagmography (VNG) examines your eye movement with specialized video goggles, which can help determine if your dizziness and/or balance issues are caused by a peripheral vestibular (inner ear) problem, central nervous system (brain) problem, or both.
If you or a loved one is suffering from balance or balance problems, call us today to discuss your options. We’re here to answer all your questions. Call us now at 512-345-4664.