Vertigo at Town Physical Therapy

At Town Physical Therapy, vertigo is a common symptom characterized by a spinning sensation or a feeling of unbalance, often accompanied by dizziness. It is not a condition itself but rather a symptom that can result from various underlying issues related to the inner ear, brain, or central nervous system. At Town Physical Therapy (At Town PT), we understand the impact vertigo can have on your daily life and offer specialized treatments to help manage and alleviate its symptoms effectively.

Definition

Vertigo is a common symptom characterized by a spinning sensation or a feeling of unbalance, often accompanied by dizziness. It is not a condition itself but rather a symptom that can result from various underlying issues related to the inner ear, brain, or central nervous system. At Town PT, we understand the impact vertigo can have on your daily life and offer specialized treatments to help manage and alleviate its symptoms effectively.

Symptoms

At Town PT, the symptoms of vertigo can vary in intensity and duration but typically include:

  • Spinning sensation or feeling like the room is spinning around you
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Unsteadiness or difficulty maintaining balance
  • Visual disturbances, such as blurred vision or trouble focusing
  • Sensitivity to motion or changes in head position
  • Hearing changes, such as ringing in the ears (tinnitus) or hearing loss

These symptoms can significantly impact your quality of life, making simple tasks like walking or driving challenging and affecting your overall well-being.

Diagnosis

At Town PT, diagnosing the underlying cause of vertigo requires a thorough evaluation by a healthcare professional. Our skilled therapists conduct comprehensive assessments, which may include:

  • Detailed medical history to understand your symptoms, triggers, and medical conditions
  • Physical examination, including assessment of balance, coordination, and eye movements
  • Specialized tests, such as vestibular testing to assess inner ear function, and imaging studies like MRI or CT scans to rule out structural issues in the brain.

A precise diagnosis is essential for developing an effective treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.

Offering the Most Comprehensive “Vertigo” Treatment

Town Physical Therapy is committed to providing the most comprehensive and effective vertigo treatment options. Our experienced therapists utilize a range of evidence-based techniques, including:

  • Vestibular rehabilitation exercises to improve balance, coordination, and reduce vertigo symptoms
  • Canal repositioning maneuvers, such as the Epley maneuver, to reposition displaced crystals in the inner ear (common in benign paroxysmal positional vertigo or BPPV)
  • Brandt-Daroff exercises to habituate your brain to certain head movements and reduce vertigo episodes
  • Balance training and fall prevention strategies to enhance stability and confidence in daily activities.

For appointments and more information, visit town-pt.com

Town Physical Therapy Locations:

Maywood, NJ | Emerson, NJ | Bergenfield, NJ | Clifton, NJ | Paramus, NJ

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We have a team of highly trained and experienced professionals.

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