Balance/ Dizziness

Vestibular rehabilitation can address or improve most balance and dizziness conditions. Dizziness with sudden head movements causing a spinning sensation often referred to as vertigo is a common condition that physical therapists can treat. This condition is known as Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV). Balance can be influenced by changes to the eyes, ears, or feet. If you are experiencing increased dizziness contact us to see how we can help you. 

Symptoms of Vertigo & Other Balance Disorders

  • The sensation of spinning or moving with head movements
  • Feeling off balance or unsteady
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
  • Headache
  • Difficulty concentrating

Benefits of Physical Therapy For Vertigo

  • Reduced dizziness and vertigo symptoms
  • Improved balance and coordination
  • Increased independence and activity participation
  • Decreased risk of falls
  • Improved quality of life

How Can We Help Relieve Your Dizziness?

At 208 Physical Therapy we not only want you to Think Forward, but Move Forward past your dizziness! Our experts are here to help you achieve this starting at discovery and ending with achieving your goals. We accomplish this by:

History
Take a thorough history to understand how your pain started and what influences it
Evaluation
Perform a comprehensive evaluation to diagnose your condition
Education
Educate on the factors contributing to your condition, and how you can overcome it
Treatment
Design an individualized treatment plan
Exercise
Provide customized home exercise program
Care
Coordinate care with referring providers

What to Expect
When You Visit

Your therapist will take a thorough history to understand not only the symptoms experienced, but also how your symptoms impact participation in activities of daily living. This will be followed by an exam to determine the cause of your symptoms. Once a diagnosis is reached your therapist will help to develop a treatment plan designed to address the impairment.

You Can Feel
Better

Did you know that vertigo, most of the time, can be treated with a simple procedure that physical therapists are trained in? Too often people who experience vertigo wait longer than is necessary before seeking treatment expecting their symptoms to resolve on their own. In general, physical therapy can help to improve vertigo quickly so that you can continue moving forward!

Common Treatments for
Balance & Dizziness Issues

If you feel as though your equilibrium is off or your vision feels blurry, you may be experiencing an issue with your vestibular system. The vestibular system is responsible for determining the position and movement of your head and its relationship to your body. It involves eye movements, posture, and more hand-eye coordination efforts. When vestibular rehabilitation is needed, it’s important to act fast. 

Common symptoms of vestibular issues include:

  • Loss of balance
  • Feeling dizzy
  • Feeling as though the world is spinning
  • Feeling as though you are floating
  • Blurry vision

Common Treatments for
Balance & Dizziness Issues

If you feel as though your equilibrium is off or your vision feels blurry, you may be experiencing an issue with your vestibular system. The vestibular system is responsible for determining the position and movement of your head and its relationship to your body. It involves eye movements, posture, and more hand-eye coordination efforts. When vestibular rehabilitation is needed, it’s important to act fast. 

Common symptoms of vestibular issues include:

  • Loss of balance
  • Feeling dizzy
  • Feeling as though the world is spinning
  • Feeling as though you are floating
  • Blurry vision
Beginning Vestibular Rehabilitation
At 208 Physical Therapy, we realize that each person is unique, even if they are suffering from the same issues such as vertigo or dizziness. After careful and thorough assessments, we begin treating our patients with a specialized plan suited to fit their needs. There are multiple avenues to explore when it comes to vestibular therapy. Generally, we use exercises that promote gaze stability, postural stability, and daily living.
Vertigo/Dizziness Treatment
Many people claim to feel or experience vertigo at some point in their lives, but in serious cases, it can be an everyday occurrence. Vertigo is responsible for the feeling of the room spinning or a loss of balance due to dizziness. While there are some forms of medication that can help ease the symptoms, vertigo treatment has also proven to be largely effective in people who are consistent with their exercises. Some forms of movement include neck stretching, gaze exercises, and even simple head movements that all aim to provide more mobility and stability.

Balance Therapy

The primary focus of balance therapy is to reduce the risk of falling in people who suffer from vestibular disorders. If you are struggling with balance, we always recommend hydrating and working on increasing your movement throughout the day. In physical therapy, we work on creating safe exercises that retrain your brain and body to help you regain your balance so you can get back to living without the fear of falling.

Regain Your Balance & Eliminate Dizziness

Balance problems and dizziness, especially vertigo, can significantly impact your daily life, making even simple tasks challenging. If you’re experiencing these issues, seeking professional help from a physical therapist can effectively address the underlying causes and restore your stability.

At 208 Physical Therapy in Rexburg, Idaho, our specialized physical therapists possess experience in treating balance and dizziness disorders such as vertigo. Through comprehensive evaluations and personalized treatment plans, we help individuals regain their balance, eliminate dizziness, and improve their overall well-being. 

We Can Help!

Our treatment approach often incorporates vestibular rehabilitation therapy, a specialized form of physical therapy that targets the inner ear and balance system. Vestibular therapy exercises help retrain the brain to compensate for any dysfunction that may be contributing to balance problems or dizziness.

Apart from vestibular therapy, we utilize a variety of effective techniques to address balance and dizziness, including:

  • Manual therapy to improve joint mobility and reduce muscle tension
  • Balance training exercises to enhance stability and coordination
  • Education on lifestyle modifications and strategies to manage symptoms

If you are struggling with symptoms of vertigo, don’t hesitate to reach out to 208 Physical Therapy in Rexburg, Idaho. Our experienced physical therapists are here to help you regain your balance, eliminate dizziness, and reclaim your active lifestyle.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment and take the first step towards a life free from balance issues and dizziness.

Beginning Vestibular Rehabilitation
At 208 Physical Therapy, we realize that each person is unique, even if they are suffering from the same issues such as vertigo or dizziness. After careful and thorough assessments, we begin treating our patients with a specialized plan suited to fit their needs. There are multiple avenues to explore when it comes to vestibular therapy. Generally, we use exercises that promote gaze stability, postural stability, and daily living.
Vertigo/Dizziness Treatment
Many people claim to feel or experience vertigo at some point in their lives, but in serious cases, it can be an everyday occurrence. Vertigo is responsible for the feeling of the room spinning or a loss of balance due to dizziness. While there are some forms of medication that can help ease the symptoms, vertigo treatment has also proven to be largely effective in people who are consistent with their exercises. Some forms of movement include neck stretching, gaze exercises, and even simple head movements that all aim to provide more mobility and stability.

Balance Therapy

The primary focus of balance therapy is to reduce the risk of falling in people who suffer from vestibular disorders. If you are struggling with balance, we always recommend hydrating and working on increasing your movement throughout the day. In physical therapy, we work on creating safe exercises that retrain your brain and body to help you regain your balance so you can get back to living without the fear of falling.