Vestibular Conditions can present in many ways such as dizziness, vertigo, migraines, headaches, nausea, visual disturbances and loss of balance.
Vestibular Physical therapy in Kansas City
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 physical therapy can help with a variety of vestibular dysfunctions including but not limited to:
- Meniere’s Disease
- Unilateral hypofunction
- Bilateral hypofunction
- 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 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.
Visit your local F.I.T.
Meet the team at any of our 5 locations: Lee’s Summit, Crossroads, Blue Valley, Overland Park & Shawnee.