The vestibular system is a complex neurological network combining both the central nervous system and the peripheral vestibular system within our inner ear to help us maintain balance and process movement and the position of our body in space. Vestibular rehabilitation is a specialized form of physical therapy for treating vestibular disorders or dysfunction such as vertigo and dizziness, gaze instability, or problems with balance. Potential causes of vestibular system dysfunction include injuries to the head or inner ear, debris in the inner ear, illness, and certain medications.
One consequence of vestibular dysfunction is that the symptoms often cause people to to stop leading active and full lives for fear of triggering dizziness and imbalance. Fortunately, just like our musculoskeletal system, the vestibular system can adapt and heal. Treatment at Viverant begins with a one-on-one consultation with a Physical Therapist to discuss your symptoms, identify potential causes and develop a plan of care to help you accomplish your goals. Depending on your condition therapeutic techniques may include treatment for positional vertigo, gaze stabilization, coordination and balance training, as well as comprehensive concussion rehabilitation.