Dizziness is a common symptom that you’re likely to experience at some point during your life. It can make you feel lightheaded, unsteady, or like the room is spinning around you. Dizziness can be caused by dehydration, blood pressure fluctuations, migraines, anemia, anxiety, and some medications, as well as more serious issues, including stroke, heart conditions, brain tumors, or infections. However, dizziness is often due to a problem with your vestibular system, which is part of your inner ear. At FYZICAL, we can help restore the optimal functioning of your vestibular system with our comprehensive vestibular rehabilitation program.

Symptoms of Dizziness

Vertigo, a false sense of moving or spinning, is the most common symptom of dizziness. Other symptoms of dizziness include a feeling of imbalance or unsteadiness on your feet or feeling lightheaded or woozy. You may also have difficulty standing or walking.

Other symptoms may accompany your dizziness, including nausea, vomiting, and vision, hearing, or speech changes.

Symptoms that may indicate something more serious is causing your dizziness include chest pain, irregular heartbeat, shortness of breath, face or extremity numbness or weakness, slurred speech, and confusion. If you are experiencing these symptoms, please seek medical attention immediately.

Benefits of Vestibular Rehabilitation

Vestibular rehabilitation helps to manage symptoms of dizziness, vertigo, and imbalance. This helps to reduce your risk of falling and improves your quality of life.

At FYZICAL, we evaluate and diagnose the underlying cause of your dizziness. Our skilled physical therapists will create an individualized treatment plan that is tailored to your needs and goals to help manage your symptoms and get you back to doing what you love.

If you or a loved one are experiencing dizziness, contact us today to learn more about our vestibular rehabilitation program.

The Role of Vestibular Rehabilitation for Dizziness

Vestibular rehabilitation is a type of physical therapy that can help treat vestibular disorders that may be contributing to your dizziness. Vestibular rehabilitation aims to relieve symptoms of dizziness by training your brain to adapt to the dysfunction of your vestibular system.

Vestibular rehabilitation utilizes an individualized exercise program to address your specific needs and goals. The physical therapists at FYZICAL use a combination of exercises, including adaptation exercises, gaze stabilization exercises, target shooting exercises, habituation exercises, balance and gait retraining exercises, and strengthening exercises to help relieve your dizziness and get you back to doing what you love.