Balance and Vestibular Rehabilitation

North Boulder Physical Therapy, Boulder, Colorado

Our North Boulder Physical Therapy offices specialize in balance and vestibular rehabilitation to treat symptoms such as dizziness, lightheadedness, spinning, floating or unsteadiness. Whether symptoms last seconds or hours, it’s very important to first see your primary care physician for a full examination to determine the source of these symptoms. They may find a link to your medications, cardiovascular, neurological, anxiety, or your vestibular. More specifically:

  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
  • Otolith Dysfunction
  • Vestibular Labyrinthitis
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Ototoxicity
  • Meniere’s Syndrome
  • Neurologic Disorders (stroke, brain injury, multiple sclerosis)
  • Deconditioning

The Body’s Balance System

Your vestibular system typically detects head motion and position to assist in maintaining balance and visual stability. When the system is not functioning properly, you may face any of the issues listed above, as well as experience imbalance, have difficulty walking, even fall and sustain injuries. You’ll likely try to avoid any movement as to not provoke these symptoms. Vestibular problems may also hinder you from accomplishing daily activities, from taking the dog for a walk to getting the laundry done.

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Balance and Vestibular Rehabilitation

Once your vestibular system has been diagnosed as the root of the problem, your physician may refer you to one of our North Boulder Physical Therapy locations for balance and vestibular rehabilitation. Our patients are then assessed by physical therapists who are specially trained in treating these disorders. We’ll evaluate your physical performance with encountered environments and fall risk.

The next step is to design an exercise program that addresses your balance, dizziness and your overall fitness. We also believe that educating our patients helps them understand their condition and why physical therapy is so important. We hope to motivate you to maintain our exercise program on your own, all while keeping in contact with a physical therapist to ensure complete and successful care.

Balance Therapy at North Boulder Physical Therapy Includes:

  • Strengthening
  • Safety awareness
  • Postural and balance exercises
  • Gait exercises
  • Vestibular stimulation
  • Proprioception tasks
  • Sensory integration
  • Patient education