April 8, 2014
Almost everyone has experienced a dizziness sensation. From children spinning to adults getting up from a seated position too fast, dizziness is a semi-common occurrence. However, for some the experience of dizziness is not just a passing, once in a while occurrence. Vertigo is a feeling that a person or his or her surroundings are moving when actually there is no movement at all. People often feel that they are off balance, whirling, tilting, or falling. For people who experience severe vertigo they may feel very nauseated, have trouble walking or standing, lose their balance, and fall.
Sovereign Rehabilitation offers effective treatment and rehabilitation therapy for people suffering from vertigo. A complete vertigo assessment is done before our physical therapists develop or implement a treatment plan. A patient questionnaire will be completed to assess how long episodes have occurred, the severity of each episode, what symptoms were noticed, and if there are any known triggers that cause the onset of vertigo episodes. Our certified physical therapists will work to for an exorcist treatment plan which will focus on improving balance function, decreasing dizziness symptoms, and increasing activity levels for long term retentions of gains made during therapy.
There are different therapy methods available for vertigo, and at Sovereign Rehabilitation, our therapists may include balance and dizziness habituation exercises, balance retraining exercises, general stamina and endurance, and other at home aerobic activities to ensure that the patient maintains all improvements in balance and dizziness.
If you are suffering from vertigo episodes, call Sovereign Rehabilitation for an appointment with our certified staff.
Posted on behalf of Alan Grodin, PT, MTC, Sovereign Rehabilitation