Balance and Vestibular Therapy

Preferred Physical Therapy has Certified Vestibular Rehab physical therapists who provide specialized treatment for dizziness and balance dysfunction.

Vestibular is the medical term for the inner ear. It is a key source of signals regulating balance. These signals travel from the inner ear to the brain and then out to the muscles and joints that control your physical movements. Signals from other parts of the brain as well as from eyes, muscles and joints also contribute to balance. These signals all converge in the brain stem where they are sorted out and mobilized as instructions that travel along motor-nerve fibers ending in your muscles. The muscles enable your head and neck, eyes, legs and the rest of your body to move in such a way that you maintain balance and a clear vision while you are moving. Our specially trained therapists will design your unique program to reduce dizziness, improve balance, and improve the general quality of life with vestibular dysfunction.

Commonly Treated Conditions Include:

  • Vertigo and dizziness
  • Imbalance, difficulty walking or turning a corner
  • Nausea, ear pain
  • Blurred vision
  • Sensitivity to change in walking surface or footwear
  • Core hip weakness
  • Trouble focusing vision
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Forgetfulness
  • Discomfort in busy visual environments, i.e., traffic, crowds, stores
  • Hearing loss
  • Tinnitus (ringing, buzzing in ear)
  • Sensitivity to loud noises
  • Anxiety, panic, depression

Physical Therapy Treatments

There are many different kinds of physical therapy. Some are passive, that is, done to the patient; others actively engage the patient in physical movement.

Passive Physical Therapy for Balance

  • Canalith repositioning
  • Activity modification
  • Education

Active Physical Therapy for Balance

  • Balance training
  • Strength training
  • Core strengthening
  • Gait training
  • Flexibility training
  • Activities of daily living
  • Visual tracking exercise
  • Proprioceptive training

Get Better and Stay Better

If you’ve been dealing with a nagging injury or persistent pain, don’t wait any longer. Schedule an appointment with one of our caring physical therapists today.

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Find out why Preferred Physical Therapy is the go-to source for quality one-on-one care.

Hear how Preferred Physical Therapy has helped patients with a wide range of movement issues through one-on-one physical therapy.

“I feel very comfortable with the wonderful care and attention provided from all of your representatives, especially from my therapist, Josh.” – Rose

five stars Rose Preferred Physical Therapy Patient

“Truly care about the health of their patients. Always have a smile and treat each person with pride and kindness.” – Patricia

five stars Patricia Preferred Physical Therapy Patient

“I felt welcomed and valued as a patient.” – Shaina R.

five stars Shaina R. Preferred Physical Therapy Patient

“Excellent staff, timing is always right on, no waiting, very knowledgeable staff and professional. Won’t go anywhere else but this location. Thank you all of you!” – Elizabeth W.

five stars Elizabeth W. Preferred Physical Therapy Patient

“Everyone there is so friendly and kind! Especially my therapist Becky! She feels like my friend. On top of that, she is good at what she does.” – Ada B.

five stars Ada B. Preferred Physical Therapy Patient

“Therapists are very attentive to the needs of their patients. Extra care is taken to ensure a healthy and safe environment for professional health that monitors and progresses the ability of the patient.” – Mark Y.

five stars Mark Y. Preferred Physical Therapy Patient

“Quality communication and explanation so you understand the interventions and exercises.” – Rachel G.

five stars Rachel G. Preferred Physical Therapy Patient

“The therapy I received addressed the problems that I was having and provided a set of exercises to continue at home.” – John P.

five stars John P Preferred Physical Therapy Patient

My pain was very great when I started therapy. The staff was helped me work through the pain. I am thankful my balance has greatly improved and swelling and pain is almost gone completely. I’m thankful I can walk again. Very positive experience for me.    

five stars Carolyn Preferred Physical Therapy Patient

When I came in for my first visit a few days after my surgery my knee bend was only 85º. Now at my last visit my bend is 115º! I am doing stairs almost normally, it is awesome! I am using my stationary bike at home just like I did before.    

five stars Judy Preferred Physical Therapy Patient

Is balance retraining therapy right for you?

Schedule an appointment or call us at (855) 745-0278