Neurosurgery & Pain Management located in Collegeville,, PA & Exton, PA
Dysfunction in your middle ear can make you prone to constant dizziness and loss of balance. To improve your mobility and ensure you stay active, the team at Neurosurgical Care offers on-site vestibular therapy at their Royersford, Pennsylvania, office. Customized treatments from Dr. Sagi Kuznits and his team include a variety of exercises to restore balance and alleviate symptoms like dizziness and vision disruption. Find out how vestibular therapy can improve your health despite an inner ear disorder by calling the office or using the online booking feature today.
Vestibular Therapy Q & A
What is vestibular therapy?
Vestibular therapy is a rehabilitative treatment that addresses problems related to dysfunction in the inner ear. The goal of treatment is to alleviate symptoms of a vestibular disorder, such as vertigo and balance problems, to enhance your quality of life and reduce your risk for falls.
Therapy works by teaching the brain how to use your other senses to compensate for the loss of inner ear health. While this compensation can happen naturally over a period of time, you may need therapy to increase the efficiency of the process so you can get back to your usual routine.
What can vestibular therapy treat?
Vestibular disorders can cause a variety of symptoms that make it difficult to be active and mobile, such as:
- Vision disruption
- Balance issues
As a result of these symptoms, you may also experience frequent nausea, fatigue, and difficulties concentrating, which can lead to anxiety and depression.
Additionally, balance issues and dizziness can cause you to reduce your activities, increasing your risk for chronic health conditions relating to a sedentary lifestyle.
What can I expect from vestibular therapy?
Your Neurosurgical Care therapist evaluates the severity of your symptoms to determine the best type of exercises to use in therapy. Treatment uses a problem-specific approach, incorporating a series of exercises to address each issue you have, such as imbalance or chronic dizziness.
Therapy may include one or more exercise programs that include:
Habituation uses exercises that treat dizziness caused by visual stimulation or movements of the head. By repeatedly exposing the body to specific movements, you can reduce dizziness and train your brain to ignore abnormal signals being sent from the inner ear.
Gaze stabilization refers to exercises to improve control of eye movements to improve vision clarity when the head moves, reducing the occurrence of visual images that bounce or jump around.
These exercises improve balance and overall steadiness to support a normal routine and prevent the risk of falls and other injuries.
Your therapy caters to the specific symptoms of your inner ear disorder to enhance your quality of life and increase your ability to stay physically active.
Find out more about the benefits of the on-site vestibular therapy programs available at Neurosurgical Care by calling the office or booking an appointment online today.