Access RehabAccess Rehabilitation services have expanded to include Balance and Vestibular Rehabilitation to help people of all ages with balance and dizziness conditions due to injury or illness, return to a safe, independent and active lifestyle.  Balance problems are quite complex, as sources may include peripheral or central neurological, cardiovascular, musculoskeletal and/or metabolic disorders.

How does physical therapy help with balance and vestibular disorders?

A physical therapist specialized in evaluating balance disorders determines the systems that are contributing to the patient’s presenting complaint. Based on findings, an individualized treatment program is designed to address the balance impairment and functional limitations preventing return to work, school, or sport, and quality of life. Education in falls prevention, symptom management, coping strategies and home exercise performance are all essential to building independence, confidence and safe return to activity.

Access Balance Rehabilitation program can assist in addressing:
  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
  • Concussion / Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Vestibular Neuritis or Labyrinthitis
  • Loss of balance from aging or injury
  • Fall prevention
  • CNS Balance disorders post-stroke, MS
  • Cervicogenic dizziness
  • Space and motion discomfort
  • Post-surgical acoustic neuroma dizziness
  • Vertiginous migraine of vestibular origin
  • Meniere’s Disease

Evaluation

We require a physical therapy referral from a physician before evaluation. Patients will be evaluated by a licensed physical therapist specializing in vestibular and balance disorders in a safe, private and comfortable environment. Evaluation techniques may entail positioning in ways that reproduce symptoms, so that the diagnosis and appropriate treatment program can be identified.  Please be sure to hold vestibular suppressant medications such as meclizine, antivert, or bonine for 24 hours prior to evaluation.

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Recommended Links

Vestibular Disorders Association

Dizziness and Balance

Vestibular Disorders Association Provider Directory