Vestibular Therapy

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The inner ear is one of the most crucial areas of the body that helps it maintain its balance. It is possible during a traumatic accident or serious fall that injures both the head and the inner ear. Please note, if you have experienced a head injury, please seek medical attention immediately. 

A trained physical therapist in Olmito or Port Isabel can help individuals with inner ear trauma find relief from their symptoms and regain their balance and ability to move. Proper vestibular therapy can help an individual get clearer vision when moving their head and in many instances lessen or even reduce dizziness altogether.

When Might Vestibular Therapy be Needed?

It can become readily apparent that vestibular therapy is needed when there is sufficient trauma such that the inner ear is affected. A few examples of injuries that can cause serious inner ear trauma are concussions from falls, sports, or an auto accident. The reason why the inner ear is the focus of vestibular therapy is because it contains what is called the “peripheral vestibular system” which plays a vital role in the body's ability to maintain its balance. The system is made up of five key areas which are three canals, the saccule, and the cuticle. These delicate inner ear structures take in inputs such as movement and sound, and convert them into electrical signals that are interpreted by the brain. As such, when the inner ear has experienced a traumatic injury, the signals that are sent to the brain can become corrupted and in turn seriously affect a person’s ability to balance themselves.

Here are a few conditions that may benefit from vestibular therapy:

  • Vertigo
  • Dizziness
  • Feelings of being unsteady on your feet
  • Double vision
  • Sudden hearing problems

How Can Physical Therapy Help?

A trained physical therapist is equipped to determine if vestibular therapy can help with your particular condition. The first order of business would be to assess your overall health. During this initial evaluation the therapist will perform multiple tests to find the root cause of your symptoms. After this point, the therapist may recommend further tests, refer you to an alternative specialist, or make recommendations for future physical therapy appointments.

At the conclusion of your evaluation, your physical therapist will report their findings and create a suggested treatment plan with the aim of helping you achieve relief from your symptoms so that you can achieve you health goals.

Finding Vestibular Therapy Near Me

If you are interested in seeing if you or a loved one might benefit from vestibular therapy, we highly recommend you consider scheduling a consultation with our team. Our highly-trained physical therapists have experience in helping individuals recover from inner ear trauma. Contact us today if you have any questions about whether vestibular therapy is right for your particular condition. If we are not confident that our team can assist, we will not hesitate to make a referral to the appropriate doctor or specialist.

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Wednesday
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Thursday
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Friday
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8:00am - 5:00pm


Tuesday
8:00am - 5:00pm


Wednesday
8:00am - 5:00pm


Thursday
8:00am - 5:00pm


Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm


Saturday
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