Physical Therapy for Vestibular Conditions in Kansas City
Vestibular Conditions can present in many ways, including dizziness, vertigo, migraines, headaches, nausea, visual disturbances, and loss of balance.
The brain, the inner ear, and the eyes all work together to help your body know where it is in space. When one of these systems are disturbed, it can cause one or all of the aforementioned symptoms. There are a variety of ways to test the vestibular system using physical therapy in Kansas City. By targeting the root of the problem, you can utilize exercises, possibly medications, and lifestyle changes that will help decrease these symptoms.
Vestibular Dysfunction Symptoms
- Double vision
- Blurry vision
- Loss of balance
- Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
- Loss of hearing
- Motion sensitivity
- Sensitivity to light/sound
Physical Therapy Treatments for Vestibular Conditions
If you have experienced these vestibular symptoms or a combination of the symptoms above, a vestibular evaluation from a certified vestibular therapist can help determine where the root of the problem is. A thorough evaluation and examination will be conducted to determine if vestibular therapy can decrease symptoms and get you back to normal life. Team collaboration is important with vestibular therapy and if it deems necessary, you may need a consultation with an audiologist, neurologist, ENT, and/or neuro-optometrist.
Our Treatment Process
F.I.T. Muscle & Joint Clinic aims to not only get you out of discomfort, but return you to activities that have been limited because of your vestibular symptoms. We utilize soft tissue techniques such as A.R.T., Graston, and dry needling to improve muscle length and decrease tension in muscles that have become irritated due to compensation from the vestibular dysfunction.
Our vestibular therapists emphasize re-educating the vestibular system through habituation, adaptation, and substitution techniques. The key to re-training the vestibular system is integrating the brain, the inner ear, and the visual system into the exercises. Our goal is to make a lasting change, so we place a high priority on this key element of your comprehensive treatment plan.
Possible Treatments for Vestibular Dysfunction
Active Release Technique
Active Release Technique (A.R.T) is one of the leading soft tissue therapies for the treatment of muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves.Learn More
Are you suffering from Vestibular Dysfunction?
Take a couple of minutes to tell us about your symptoms and pain areas. Prefer to chat over the phone? Call us for a free phone consultation.
Visit your local F.I.T. Physical Therapist
Meet the team at any of our 5 locations: Lee’s Summit, Crossroads, Blue Valley, Overland Park & Shawnee.