Vestibular/Balance Dysfunction

vestibular1Rapid Rehab has advanced treatment for dizziness and balance disorders. Our goal is to assist our physician referrals in identifying the cause of dizziness and/or balance disruption to improve our patients’ quality of life and safety. Our comprehensive approach includes visual, proprioceptive, vestibular system as well as functional balance assessments. Our staff is highly trained not only in diagnosis of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) and subsequent corrections, but also peripheral and central vestibular dysfunction, orthopedic base balance dysfunction and fall prevention of the elderly.

Whole Medical Model

  • Balance
  • Orthopedic
  • Neuromuscular
  • Biomechanical

Areas of Treatment

  • Benign Paroxysmal Positioning Vertigo (BPPV)
  • Equilibrium
  • Vestibulopathy
  • Unilateral Vestibular loss (peripheral)
  • Bilateral Vestibular loss (peripheral or central)
  • Disequilibrium (central motor or movement coordination deficit)
  • Central Dizziness (vascular or neurologic)

Diagnosis Based Strategies

To obtain maximum outcomes the correct therapeutic strategies must be used. This may be combined strategies of adaptation, substitution and/or repositioning.

Consultation

The Rapid Rehab staff is available for patient and physician consultation and to answer any questions.

Insurance

Most insurance companies cover physical therapy. However, coverage and benefits will vary.

From the Therapist

therapist1Ms. Willoughby was referred for Physical Therapy with a diagnosis of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), one of the most common causes of vertigo, which is usually due to free-floating, misplaced otoliths (crystals or “rocks”) in the inner ear. She has been experiencing dizziness and nausea when lying down or bending over for almost seven months. In Ms. Willoughby’s case, the attacks were often followed by vomiting and headaches. By her third visit, she was no longer experiencing dizziness and was able to return to her normal activities of daily living.

From the Patient

willowbeigh“I experienced terrible episodes of vertigo that greatly impacted my mobility. I was unable to sleep, bend down, and sometimes even walk. This made it difficult for me to perform daily activities such as teaching students and even caring for my own family. Treatment administered at Rapid Rehab helped me to quickly experience relief and to regain the ability to perform such daily living activities. I am so grateful to the staff at Rapid Rehab who showed such compassion and professionalism when treating me. Their extensive knowledge of my ailment brought me such comfort.”

– Samantha Willoughby