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Vestibular Rehabilitation

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Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy

The vestibular system is part of the inner ear, and provides our brains with information about balance, movement, and head position in space. This system works with our vision and the sensation in our bodies to help us stand, walk, run, jump, and play with balance and coordination.

Sometimes the organs or nerves in the inner ear can stop working properly and may provide the brain with incorrect information, leading to vestibular dysfunction and balance impairments. Individuals who suffer from vestibular dysfunction can experience many symptoms including:

  • Vertigo
  • Dizziness
  • Imbalance
  • Nausea
  • Visual disturbances

Vestibular problems can impact your ability to participate in and enjoy your daily activities and hobbies, and may also lead to further orthopedic and balance complications. Vestibular rehabilitation therapy (VRT) is a specific type of therapy that helps the body adapt to and compensate for changes in vestibular function. Our vestibular physical therapists are able to help you utilize your body’s resources to decrease dizziness and vertigo, improve balance, and get you back to your life and activities.

To learn more about how Avant Physical Therapy can help you recover from vestibular dysfunction and vertigo symptoms, contact us at 206-686-4073 or request an appointment online today.

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