At FYZICAL, we treat all age groups and all ranges of balance issues. Our new center is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, including the Safety Overhead Support System (SOS), which allows us to challenge our patients while eliminating the fear of falling. Our facility also utilizes NASA-level force plate technology to assess, train and improve the balance system. Our patients receive expert therapy treatments from our highly specialized vestibular rehabilitation therapists with specific sessions focused on each individual.
At ENT Specialists our goal is always for our patients to be able to get back to doing what they love and living their life symptom-free. Our dizziness and balance treatment services include a comprehensive evaluation by our physicians to determine the cause of the balance disorder, specialized in-office testing to help with a diagnosis, management with medication, and coordinated care with our vestibular physical therapy team at FYZICAL.
For people dealing with vertigo, it is helpful to find a therapist that is experienced with vestibular rehabilitation because positional vertigo is easy to address with physical therapy. Positional vertigo can be caused by small particles in the inner ear that have moved from their normal area. The therapist will place you in certain positions to identify the source of your vertigo and then apply the appropriate treatment to help the inner ear return to normal.
For people with balance issues, if muscle weakness is causing balance issues, physical therapy can help strengthen and improve balance. These exercises will also increase your mobility, flexibility, and reduce your risk of falling and reducing injury.
To help you decide whether or not you should seek medical help for a dizzy spell, ask yourself the following questions. • Do I feel unsteady? • Do I feel as if the room is spinning around me? • Do I feel as if I’m moving when I know I’m sitting or standing still? • Do I lose my balance and fall? • Do I feel as if I’m falling? • Do I feel “lightheaded” or as if I might faint? • Do I have blurred vision? • Do I ever feel disoriented, such as losing my sense of time or where I am?
If you answer “yes” to any of these questions, please make an appointment with one of our ENT physicians.