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What is Vertigo & Dizziness?
Dizziness is a vague sense of off balance, floatiness, lightheadedness, or just unsteadiness on your feet. Vertigo is the sensation that the world around you is spinning. Dizziness and vertigo are symptoms that many people suffer from, but many do not know that there are treatments that can help.
Why does it happen?
The most common cause of vertigo is benign positional paroxysmal vertigo (BPPV). An individual has BPPV when sensors in their inner ear become loose. Faulty signals from these sensors causes a feeling of vertigo with head movement. Some people also experience vertigo after a cold or flu due to inflammation of the inner ear. A thorough examination which includes examination of your balance systems and eye movements will help us determine what could be causing your symptoms.
Does it get better?
Vestibular rehabilitation physical therapy is proven to be very effective to improve dizziness, vertigo, and balance.
What can we do to help?
It depends on what type of impairments you have. Common treatments include repositioning sensors in your inner ear with specific head movements, eye tracking exercises, and balance & walking activities specific to your functional impairments.
How long will it take?
Each visit lasts 60 minutes and you can expect to see improvements each week. Some forms of vertigo will improve tremendously in 1 session. Other forms require gradual retraining of your body and mind.
How much does it cost?
For our vestibular rehalitation program we charge just $100 per visit without insurance.
Do you take insurance?
We accept most PPO insurance for our physical therapy services.
Do i need a prescription?
While California and your insurance may not require you to have a prescription to see a physical therapist, in this case getting one is often the best approach. There are a number of conditions that can cause vertigo for which physical therapy is not the appropriate treatment, including infections, changes in your brain, and other systemic disorders. Your physician can help you diagnose this and or refer you to an ENT, neurologist, or other specialist as needed. Having their examination rule out medical disorders will help you get the most out of your physical therapy. Contact us if you would like a list of doctors we have worked with regarding these conditions.
DOES the treatment hurt?
The treatment does not hurt! Practicing your balance and facing the spinning world can be scary. But your therapist will be with you every step of the way.