What is Vestibular Therapy?
Vestibular refers to the inner ear, so it should come as no surprise to learn that vestibular therapy is used to help patients compensate for the problems that can come up when their inner ears have been damaged. This is important because the inner ear is responsible for our sense of balance while also contributing to our sense of hearing, meaning that inner ear damage can cause a number of other serious problems.
How Do You Know that Vestibular Therapy Can Help?
There are a number of cases for vestibular problems. For example, a significant percentage of concussions come paired with inner ear damage, which is unsurprising since concussions come about when sufficient force slams into someone's head. However, there are also diseases that can cause damage to the inner ear, with examples ranging from Meniere's disease to inflammation of the nerves connected to it.
Whatever the cause of your problems, you may be able to benefit from vestibular therapy if you find yourself suffering from symptoms such as headaches, bouts of nausea, and sudden losses of balance. Similarly, if you are having difficulties with driving, reading, and using electronic devices, you should consider coming into a clinic to see if the source of your problem is related to your inner ear.
Why Should You Choose Us?
Dynamics has a Ceritifed Vestibular Specialist, Joanne Balint DPT, in our Gainesville location to help design a specific plan of care for you. The problem with vestibular therapy is that what works well with one person may or may not work well with the next, meaning that the treatment has to be tailored to the patient. As a result, if you are interested in seeing how vestibular therapy can help you, you need someone with the broad expertise and extensive experience needed to treat a wide range of patients under a wide range of circumstances. Dr. Balint is one of 13 certified specialists in Virginia with years of experience serving the Northern Virginia area.
Since we have both the expertise and the experience, we can come up with rehabilitation programs that will help our patients compensate for as much of their inner ear function as possible in as little time as possible. Something that is absolutely crucial for restoring their quality of life while also minimizing the disruption to their normal routines.
If you are interested in learning more about how vestibular therapy can help you, please contact us at your earliest convenience. The sooner that we get in touch, the sooner that we can get started with a rehabilitation program that has been tailored to your exact needs and circumstances.
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