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A Comprehensive Guide from Physical Therapists

At ProFysio Physical Therapy, we often encounter patients who are experiencing balance disorders, vertigo, and/or dizziness. These conditions can significantly impact an individual's quality of life, affecting their ability to perform everyday tasks. Fortunately, there's a specialized form of therapy known as vestibular rehabilitation that can help alleviate these issues.

What Is Vestibular Rehabilitation?

Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT) is an exercise-based treatment program designed to relieve disorders that affect balance. VRT often involves manual head maneuvers and/or a progressive program of exercises designed to reduce vertigo, dizziness, visual issues, and trouble with mobility. It is an evidence-based approach to managing a variety of issues that may affect one’s ability to move or see properly.

How Does Vestibular Rehabilitation Work?

Our vestibular therapy programs at ProFysio Physical Therapy are based on a comprehensive musculoskeletal, balance, gait, and vertigo assessment. This helps us develop a customized plan that addresses the unique needs of each patient.

VRT works by encouraging the brain to compensate for the imbalance caused by the vestibular disorder. Exercises involved in VRT can include eye-head coordination tasks, balance training, and fitness exercises. Over time, these exercises can reduce the frequency and magnitude of symptoms, leading to improved balance and reduced problems related to dizziness and vertigo.

Who Can Benefit from Vestibular Rehabilitation?

Individuals with conditions such as Meniere's disease, vestibular neuritis, and benign paroxysmal positional vertigo can benefit significantly from VRT. If you are experiencing symptoms of dizziness, imbalance, or “tunnel vision,” you may want to consult with your physical therapist about vestibular rehabilitation.

Get Back on Your Feet with ProFysio Physical Therapy

At ProFysio Physical Therapy, we're dedicated to helping our patients regain their balance and live life free of the perpetual symptoms of dizziness or vertigo. If you're struggling with these symptoms, don't hesitate to contact us at (732) 812-5200. We're here to guide you on your path toward recovery.