I was impressed w/ exercises that were used to resolve my dizziness. Diron is very knowledgeable and skilled in bringing relief, when I didn’t know what to do. I would recommend Vortex to anyone with balance issues.
Getting the Right Treatment for Dizziness
At Vortex Physical Therapy and Balance, we understand how difficult life can be when you’re dealing with vestibular issues. Basic daily activities, such as getting out of bed, driving, and working on a computer may suddenly make you feel off-balance, dizzy or nauseous. This can create a lot of fear and anxiety.
Many people go to their medical providers with complaints of dizziness, only to be told there is no treatment. Others are given medications that partially relieve their symptoms, but may cause other unwanted side effects, such as drowsiness. Since vestibular therapy is still very specialized, some medical providers are unaware of the benefits for treating dizziness related symptoms.
It is not unusual for our clients to seen multiple medical providers over the course of several months before reaching our office. Vestibular issues are often complex and difficult to diagnose.
We recommend visiting an otolaryngologist (ENT) or a neurologist with experience in diagnosing vestibular issues, to identify the cause of your symptoms and provide a proper diagnosis. However, this is not required to begin vestibular rehabilitation. We will share our findings with your other medical providers to ensure you are getting the most appropriate and effective care for your condition.
When you contact us, we will schedule your evaluation as soon as possible, so we can test your vestibular and balance systems and explain how it all works together. After your first visit, you will have a better understanding of what you are experiencing and how vestibular therapy can help you.
The typical vestibular rehabilitation program includes 1-2 weekly office visits and a home exercise program.
What is Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT)?
Vestibular rehabilitation therapy (VRT) is a specialized form of physical therapy focused on the vestibular system and inner ear dysfunction. Most vestibular disorders can be successfully treated with vestibular rehabilitation therapy to alleviate symptoms related to dizziness and imbalance.
The vestibular therapy process involves a thorough evaluation and assessment of your vestibular, proprioception and vision systems. Your therapist will use these results to build an appropriate treatment plan to address your issues. During your appointments, you will learn a series of exercises that you will be expected to complete at home throughout the week. At each subsequent appointment, your therapist will review and progress your exercises.
Your commitment to the program is the biggest factor in a successful recovery. There are no quick fixes or magic pills with vestibular issues- retraining your brain and your vestibular system to work together again in unison takes time.