Background about Vestibular Disorders and How Vestibular Rehabilitation Can Help

18 Jul

Vestibular rehabilitation is claimed to be effective in improving signs of several vestibular disorders or inner ear/balance disorders, through a therapy called VRT or vestibular rehabilitation therapy. Problems related with vestibular disorders are often experienced by people with symptoms like vertigo, dizziness, visual disturbance and/or imbalance.

For most causes of vertigo, dizziness, and imbalance, vestibular rehabilitation therapy is said to be the way to manage these conditions. Sadly, the diagnose of these mentioned disorders and the formulation of the right applications of treatments are available only by very few trained specialists in the field. 

Chiropractic neurologists are the professionals that are involved in this field, and although there are only a few doctors that specialize in this filed, there are also clinics that offer this treatment. Know more at this website about vestibular.

A specially trained vestibular physical therapist would design the vestibular rehabilitation which is a program based on exercise. The objective of this program is to improve balance and reduce dizziness related problems.

The nature of dizziness is described as those experiences like feelings of unsteadiness, of wooziness or swimming feeling in head, lightheadedness, a feeling of passing out, sensations of moving, spinning, floating, swaying, tilting, vertigo or whirling sensations. When you are standing still, or lying down, or changing your positions, you can feel either of these feelings or sensations.

Every year, it is claimed that more than 10 million of patients would visit a doctor because of dizziness. Patients aging over 75 years are the common complainants of this concern, although it can happen also in patients of any age.

You will be assessed by a physical therapist during your appointment, symptoms evaluated and medical history reviewed, under the following areas of balance and leg strength, how you walk or gait, visual stability and mobility, neck mobility and neck and arm strength, and positional testing to include an inner ear exam. 

When findings are concluded of the mentioned areas, a plan of care will be developed in your case. The objective of the treatment plan developed by Nicola Harris & Associates for you will be to improve any identified deficiency. The treatment will improve your ability to function in your daily activities, will reduce your risk of falling, and with the end goal of improving the quality of your life.

This treatment at involves a wide range of techniques, and there are visual exercises, sensorimotor retraining, exercises that one can perform at home, and education of the family members are included. With the help of all family members, the patient is being helped to get back to his or her fullest potentials, and this is the main goal of the treatment.

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