Vestibular/Balance Disorders Diagnosis &Treatment

Balance and Vestibular logoAt Associated Neurologists, our Vestibular and Balance Center comprises a team of Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Neurologists, and Diagnostic Technicians who care for the unique needs of patients requiring treatment for dizziness and balance disorders.  Our highly trained and experienced professionals are dedicated to providing expert evaluation and treatment of adults and children, using state-of-the-art technology and evidence-based programs for recovery.  (Please click here for more information on the screening and diagnosis of balance and vestibular orders.)

Dysfunction of the vestibular system–also known as the balance systems of the brain and inner ears–can cause symptoms of dizziness, vertigo, imbalance, space and motion intolerance, falls, nausea, fatigue, and blurring of vision.  Vestibular rehabilitation is an exercise approach that combines visual, vestibular, and proprioceptive* stimuli to retrain the brain to more effectively process sensory information, thereby reducing symptoms and increasing stability.  (*”Proprioceptive” pertains to sensations of body movements and awareness of posture, which enable the body to orient itself.)

The most common type of vertigo results from loose debris in the equilibrium canals, a condition known as Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV).  Our therapists have been treating this condition successfully for over 15 years.