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We strive to provide evidence based practice with a manual therapy and exercise focus. This is offered to all in our community.
Vestibular rehabilitation or Therapy is an exercise-based program, designed by a specialty-trained vestibular physical therapist, to improve balance and reduce problems related to dizziness.
Steve has Certification in Vestibular Rehabilitation. The course was run by experts in the fields of neurology and vestibular rehabilitation from The Mayo Clinic, Duke University, The Emory University and East Tennessee University.
The common symptoms associated with dizziness and vertigo:
The common vestibular disorders that can cause dizziness :
Vestibular Rehabilitation: When the vestibular mechanism is damaged with injury or disease, the brain can no longer rely on it for accurate information about equilibrium and motion. This results in dizziness, vertigo, balance problems etc. The goal of vestibular rehabilitation is to RE-TRAIN the brain to recognize and process signals from the vestibular system in co-ordination with vision and body movements. We will perform a thorough evaluation including observing posture, balance, movement and compensatory strategies. Based on the evaluation, an individualized treatment plan is created combining specific head and body movements with eye exercises. Treatment also usually includes activities and exercises to improve strength and coordination.