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With Dizziness & Vertigo  

At SEPT Physical Therapy, our clinicians are experts in determining the cause of your Dizziness and Vertigo and prescribing a course of treatment for pain relief and return of function.

 

Most Common Dizziness Complaints and Limitations:

  • Dizziness or vertigo (a spinning sensation)
  • Falling or feeling as if you are going to fall
  • Lightheadedness, faintness, or a floating sensation
  • Blurred vision
  • Confusion or disorientation

Other symptoms might include nausea and vomiting, changes in heart rate and blood pressure, and fear, anxiety, or panic.

Dizziness and Vertigo

Our Specialty

Common Diagnoses We Work With Include:

  • Central Nervous System Disorders
  • Neuropathy
  • Age-Related Balance Dysfunction
  • Oculomotor (Visual) Dysfunction
  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Ménière’s Disease
  • Vestibular Neuronitis
  • Muscle Atrophy
  • Nerve Injuries

How Our Physical Therapists Can Help

Physical therapist-directed treatment can assist patients with balance disorders in a number of ways. As experts in the evaluation and treatment of movement, muscle, joint, and nervous system disorders, our physical therapists can prescribe and implement a variety of treatments including:

  • Coordination Exercises
  • Proprioception Exercises
  • Strengthening Exercises
  • Stretching and Range of Motion Exercises
  • Posture Exercises
  • Retraining of the Inner Ear
  • Visual Tracking Training

Education is Therapy

The most important part of treating a balance disorder is understanding your diagnosis, the cause of the problem, and how to manage it. That’s why we place great emphasis on patient education and coordination of care with your referring physician.

 

Three Additional and Important Treatment Options:

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Reduce Fall Risk

Your physical therapist will assess problem footwear and hazards in your home that increase your risk of balance problems or falling. Household hazards include loose rugs, poor lighting, unrestrained pets, or other possible obstacles.

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Reduce Fear of Falling

By addressing specific problems that are found during the examination, your physical therapist will help you regain confidence in your balance and your ability to move freely, and perform daily activities. As you build confidence in your balance and physical ability, you will be better able to enjoy your normal daily activities.

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Care Collaboration

Working in collaboration with your medical doctor, allows you to get two expert opinions and assessments of your condition. Together, we can better address your balance disorders and decrease your fear of falling and fall risks.

Positional Vertigo – A Common Cause of Dizziness & Balance Disorders

If you have BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo), our vestibular therapy experts can perform a series of simple movements, such as the Epley maneuver, which can help dislodge the otoconia (calcium crystals) from the semicircular canal of the ear. In many cases, one session works; other people need the procedure several times to relieve their dizziness.

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Clinical research shows that the sooner you get started with active rehabilitation, the less likely you will need unnecessary tests, medications, or surgery.

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At your evaluation appointment, you will meet with a physical therapist who will perform a thorough evaluation that includes:

  • A review of your health history and your specific symptoms.
  • A thorough examination that includes assessing the quality and quantity of your movements, and any factors that might put you at risk for delayed recovery or might indicate a serious health problem.
  • Assessment of how you use your body at work, at home, during sports, and at leisure.
  • Determination of the diagnosis and impairments that are causing your pain and establishment of a treatment plan of care.

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Reviews

What Our Clients Say

Sandy Howard

I took a bad fall and broke my hip (age 69) and had a replacement. Began PT with Samantha, Dylan and Maggie. They were all wonderful; got me on a good schedule combined with home exercises. They were very professional and engaged in my healing, and catered my exercises to my passions (gardening, whitewater boating.) I was released today to go on and enjoy my life, being careful of course. Thank you all so much!!!

susan goforth

I have been treated at SE Physical Therapy for 3 different joint problems and would easily return to them for the next issue. Each therapist has shown a great competence in treating my issues and helping me to work towards my goals . We have worked on strengthening, balance, pain control and endurance. I enjoy their creativity in the exercises we do and their interest in my condition and treatment. I also enjoy seeing the interns there as part of their education and see how the therapists include them in the daily routine. Thanks to all the staff for what you do. It’s time for SE PT to move to a larger building/space as you seem to be a popular hang out, meaning the business is treating a lot of clients. Even before COVID caused people to practice social distancing, it was crowded. Hopefully this is in the future strategic planning.