Physical Therapy for Vestibular Conditions

Vertigo is the sensation of spinning—even when you're perfectly still, you might feel like you're moving or that the room is moving around you. Most causes of vertigo involve the inner ear ("vestibular system").

A number of conditions can produce vertigo, such as: Inner ear infections or disorders, Migraines, Tumors, such as acoustic neuroma, Surgery that removes or injures the inner ear or its nerves, Head injury that results in injury to the inner ears, A hole in the inner ear, or Stroke. -Move Forward PT

Based on your physical therapist's evaluation and your goals for recovery, the therapist will customize a treatment plan for you. The specific treatments will depend on the cause of your vertigo. Your therapist's main focus is to help you get moving again and manage the vertigo at the same time. Treatment may include specialized head and neck movements or other exercises to help eliminate your symptoms. Conditions such as benign paroxysmal positional vertigo have very specific tests and treatments. (

Our Therapy-In-Motion physical therapists are experienced in treating people with neurological problems. We also have a practice with a neurological vestibular rehabilitation focus.

Vestibular therapy may also be complemented with exercises to improve your strength, your flexibility, and your heart health—with the goal of improving your overall physical health and well being.