If you are experiencing dizziness, it can be overwhelming, frustrating and debilitating at times. Many people end up seeing multiple physicians and scheduling tests upon tests, which many times come out negative or inconclusive. There are Physical Therapy clinics who specialize in treating balance and dizziness disorders and have certified Vestibular Physical Therapists on staff. Some of these clinics feature advanced testing for balance, inner ear and neurological dysfunction and may include an Audiologist who is an integral part of their team. Besides making a visit to your family doctor or ENT, Vestibular Rehabilitation is great avenue to start receiving help and in the long run can be cost efficient. Who wants to pay for multiple tests that aren’t specific to your problem? When looking for a physical therapist who claims to treat vertigo or other balance conditions, ask them what, and how much, vestibular training they’ve received. Also inquire about sophisticated testing and treatment equipment such as; Computerized Dynamic Posturography (CDP) with Virtual Reality, Videonystagmography (VNG), Video Head Impulse Test (vHIT), an Overhead Safety Harness System, TRAZER, and possibly even a Terrain Room to treat you in a real life environments. By using their skill and education, and the above mentioned equipment, a properly trained Vestibular physical therapist is able to provide relief for Vertigo sufferers and improve Balance.
There are clinics who advertise vestibular rehab, but may not have these cutting edge tests and treatments or have properly trained Physical Therapists. You want to receive the most successful help to identify the problem and have targeted physical therapy to correct it. All of the testing & treatment options in this blog can be your best chance for recovery. If you are too sick or dizzy, do yourself a favor and have a friend do a little research on Google or other search engines to check out your local Physical Therapy clinics or ask your Physician or other healthcare providers involved with your care for a referral. You can also check out the Vestibular Disorders Association’s website at www.vestibular.org for more resources.
According to research, the brain and inner ear work best for compensation or recovery in the first few months after a vestibular deficit occurs, so don’t wait get the help you need!
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“Initially I came in basically unable to walk. I could not put any weight on my left leg at all. After approximately 7-8 visits I was back to playing basketball. The staff was nice and friendly. They were absolutely amazing."
— Christian S
“After knee replacement I was in quite a bit of pain. PT was tough to start with but after a week or started to see a change. Along with at home exercising I now feel like I am able to exercise on my own. Surgery was 6 week ago."
— Mark K
“When I first started at Fyzical I was recovering from fractured tibia. I was using a walker after having been in a wheelchair for about 3 months. I was able to graduate to a cane and now an able to go without the cane around the house or short distances. I only use the cane when walking longer distances. The staff at Fyzical are all very caring and professional. They are friendly and encouraging."
— Diane B.
“Since starting therapy I am sleeping better, less headaches and an overwhelming feeling of energy again. I was going through a depression due to headaches and neck pain. When I first started my therapy at Fyzical, with Amy’s help I finally understand what was the cause of the headaches. The entire staff were so helpful and patient with me. I would recommend Fyzical to my friends needing physical therapy."
— Judy K
“I had rotator cuff surgery in the spring. Following that surgery my shoulder was very weak and I was unable to move it without pain. I began me therapy with Fyzical and was amazed at how quickly my quality of movement improved with their help. I am now able to move with almost complete range of movement and have most of my strength back. I honestly believe I could not have attained this in less than 6 months with the staff at Fyzical."
— Nancy B.
“I am a 15 year old football, basketball, and track player at the Millard West who hurt my knee and over the last couple months therapy here has gone super will and the people here are super nice!"
— Joe B.
“When I first went to therapy my foot hurt so bad I could barely walk on it. This limited the things I could so and made my job at work difficult to do. After six weeks of therapy I am able to walk with little to no pain. Thank to Everyone at Fyzical."
— James M.
“I arrived at Fyzical with a whole host of diagnoses for my hip pain (from prior PT). Shannon at Fyzical diagnosed quickly and had me feeling better than I had in months! Very Thankful!!"
— Lonnie G
“Everyone from the front desk and all the techs are the “Best”. I’ve done therapy at other centers and never achieved what these folks helped me to achieve! Highly recommend “Fyzical” therapy!"
— Jeff L.
“Came in with headache and vision that wouldn’t adapt to movement, poor balance, and couldn’t stand on one foot. Those are greatly improved and most symptoms have gone back to where I was before. All staff was great, patient and caring."
— Marcia D.
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