Vestibular Conditions

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

Symptoms of a headache include
  • Vertigo/dizziness
  • Double vision
  • Blurry vision
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Loss of balance
  • Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
  • Loss of hearing
  • Motion sensitivity
  • Fatigue
  • Sensitivity to light/sound
  • Migraines/headache

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

Dry Needling

Are you suffering from Vestibular Dysfunction?

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Contact 1800 Wyandotte #201 Kansas City, MO 64108 22120 Midland Dr. Shawnee, KS 66223 15040 Newton Lane Overland Park, KS 66223 401 NW Murray Rd Lee's Summit, MO 64081 9120 Metcalf Ave Overland Park, KS 66212 2113 E. Kansas City Rd Olathe, KS 66061 5000 E. Bannister Rd. Suite 100 Kansas City, MO 64137 1860 N. Church Rd. Suite B. Liberty, MO 64068 505 S Hospital Dr. Paola, KS 66071 11340 Nall Ave Suite 200B Overland Park, KS 66211 121 N. Dean Ave Raymore, MO 64083