Assessment & Diagnosis
Vertigo & Dizziness
Dizziness and vertigo can be very debilitating and anxiety provoking. Proper diagnosis and treatment can lead to the best recovery. Our physical therapists are highly trained to treat all types of vertigo and dizziness. Our training includes the latest evidence-based practice techniques and use of state-of-the-art equipment for assessing problems.
Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
Positional vertigo, or BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo), is best diagnosed with use of infrared goggles to see the eye movements during positional testing. Based on the results of testing, therapists can quickly determine the appropriate repositioning maneuver to treat this problem. BPPV can usually be resolved in as little as one visit. More complex cases may require a few visits for complete resolution.
Treatment & Training
Tests in clinic include head movements, visual testing and questionnaires regarding symptom patterns. Eye movements are frequently affected by inner ear problems and can impact gaze stability, the ability to maintain gaze on an object while the head is moving. Our invision system allows us to test static and dynamic visual acuity and to provide exercises based on results of testing. These exercises ultimate result in reduced dizziness during activity and require performance regularly at home. Treatment for vertigo is individualized to each patient based on results of evaluation and testing. The partnership between therapist and patient is valuable to achieving the best outcomes for our patients.