The statistics are dizzying. Approximately one-third of Americans over 40 have experienced vestibular dysfunction. These disorders can lead to dangerous falls and can make you unsafe behind the wheel of a car. The daily nausea and vomiting that can accompany vertigo makes life miserable for some. Fortunately, you don’t have to take it sitting down on the bathroom floor. Instead, you can take advantage of Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT) at CORA.
CORA is home to physical and occupational therapist specially trained in VRT. What’s more, our team keeps abreast of the most innovative treatments and up-to-date research. They’re trained in exercises designed to decrease symptoms such as dizziness, improve oculomotor control or steady vision, and improve postural and balance control. After completing VRT, most patients report significant relief.
Treatment at CORA may include:
- Comprehensive evaluation including oculomotor testing
- The Canalith repositioning procedure
- Oculomotor exercises for vision stability
- Habituation exercises where your therapist determines which specific movements or environments cause symptoms and then, through repetitive exposure helps you habituate to the sensation, minimizing the symptoms
- Gait and balance training
A Little Background: The vestibular system is comprised of structures within the inner ear. The system is responsible for providing information to the brain about motion, head position and orientation. When a disorder of the vestibular system occurs you may experience dizziness, nausea, loss of balance, unsteadiness, difficulty walking and difficulty focusing. Common disorders of the vestibular system include:
- Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)
- Vestibular neuritis (vestibulopathy)
- Vestibular labyrinthitis
- Meniere’s disease
- Perilymph fistula
- Acoustic neuroma
- Traumatic brain injury
Why put up with the symptoms when CORA offers non-invasive treatments that can make taking medicines and limiting your activities a thing of the past? Make an appointment at the CORA nearest you now.