Issues related to the inner ear are called vestibular disorders.
These disorders can cause imbalance, vertigo and dizziness. These symptoms can greatly affect all aspects of your life. We have specialists certified in vestibular rehabilitation therapy to help you get better.
Vestibular Disorder Therapy
Vestibular rehabilitation therapy (VRT) is a specialized form of therapy intended to improve both the primary and secondary problems caused by vestibular disorders. It is an exercise-based program designed to reduce vertigo and dizziness, gaze instability, imbalance and falls.
Although your vestibular system may not be able to fully recover after an injury or disorder, our therapists understand how to help your brain and senses compensate for any vestibular damage.
VRT can help improve your balance, mobility and quality of life. We will work with you to design a treatment plan that meets your individual goals and specific needs.
Customized exercises may include:
- balance retraining
- walking exercises
- vision stability training
- strengthening and fitness exercises
Your individual treatment plan will be determined by specific symptoms and level of vestibular disorder.
Exercises to do at home might also be provided so recovery can progress as quickly as possible.
Reduce the Risk of Injury
Vestibular disorders can greatly increase your risk of falls, which can lead to additional injuries.
To reduce your fall risk and keep you safe, we'll teach you strategies to prevent falls, helping you feel confident and comfortable enough to return to your daily activities.
For more information about vestibular rehabilitation at Atrium Health Floyd Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation or for assistance in making an appointment, call 706-509-3400 or