Vestibular Therapy

Vestibular Conditions can present in many ways such as dizziness, vertigo, migraines, headaches, nausea, visual disturbances and loss of balance.

Vestibular Therapy in Kansas City

Vestibular Therapy

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 and by targeting the root of the problem you can utilize exercises, medications prescribed by your doctor, and/or lifestyle changes that will help decrease these symptoms.

What It Treats

Vestibular therapy can help with a variety of vestibular dysfunctions, including but not limited to:

  • BPPV
  • Meniere’s Disease
  • Unilateral hypofunction
  • Bilateral hypofunction
  • Labrynthitis
  • Neuritis
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Motion sensitivity
  • Balance deficits
  • Cervicogenic dizziness
  • Mal de debarquement syndrome
  • Migraine associated vertigo

How Vestibular Therapy Works

A certified vestibular therapist will conduct a thorough evaluation and examination to determine the root of the symptoms and different treatment options available for the findings. Some of these Vestibular Therapy exercises include rehabilitation of the reflexes associated with the vestibular system, balance, reaction timing, and lifestyle modifications, if needed.

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.

How F.I.T. Uses Vestibular Therapy

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.

Is Vestibular Therapy right for you?

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.

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Meet the team at any of our 6 locations: Lee’s Summit, Crossroads, Blue Valley, Olathe, Overland Park & Shawnee.

Contact Us 22120 Midland Dr. Shawnee, KS 66223 14876 Metcalf Ave Overland Park, KS 66223 1634 SE Blue Pkwy Lee's Summit, MO 64063 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 1800 Wyandotte #201 Kansas City, MO 64108