Vestibular and Balance Therapy New Jersey
Do you struggle with vertigo or balance issues? Look no further than the physical therapists at Pro Staff Physical Therapy. We believe in treating all our patients with individualized and personal care.
We understand that vertigo and balance issues can be scary and affect all aspects of your life. With the help of our expert physical therapists we will diagnose, treat, and teach you how to prevent this issue from coming back again.
What Causes Vestibular and Balance Issues?
Vestibular issues often involve a specific type of dizziness that feels like the world is spinning when you change positions. Vestibular issues can be caused by several different things. Vestibular issues can be either a central or peripheral nervous system issue.
Central nervous system issues can be caused by various neurological dysfunction. Peripheral vertigo is more commonly treated through physical therapy. This is usually an issue with a part of your body called the vestibular system. This system is important for connecting your body’s ability to know where it is in space, which is very important for balance. When this system is thrown off it can cause vertigo.
Vestibular and Balance Can Treat
- Balance Problems
- Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
- Gait Dysfunctions
Vestibular and Balance Therapy Treatments
Vestibular/Balance Therapy is an exercise-based therapy designed to improve balance and reduce problems related to dizziness. Vestibular problems such as vertigo, dizziness, visual disturbance, and/or imbalance can diminish a patient’s quality of life and impact all aspects of daily living.
Our therapists often treat both visual and vestibular deficits together, both of which are vital for maintaining a sense of balance. The visual and vestibular systems are closely related both physiologically and functionally and people with dysfunction in one or both systems report feelings of dizziness and/or vertigo.
Treatment for vestibular issues is first dependent on diagnosing what type of vertigo you have and what may have caused it. Some types of positional vertigo respond well to a manual therapy technique that involves moving the body quickly to adjust the vestibular system.
Your physical therapist will also work with you on balance retraining, habituation of movements that may be causing vertigo, and specific eye movements that can help train your vestibular system. Because of the complex nature of these conditions, it is important to work with your healthcare team to get the best treatment possible.
How long will it take for me to get better?
Every case of vestibular issues is different depending on what is causing the vertigo symptoms. Most peripheral vertigo goes away quickly. The sooner you seek treatment the faster your vestibular system will recover. It is our goal to diagnose and treat as quickly as possible to help you feel better.
Get Started Today
If you are struggling with vestibular and balance issues and live in New Jersey, come check out one of our convenient locations today.
Our expert physical therapists are committed to your health and want you to feel better as soon as possible. Contact our office to schedule an appointment today.