Do you or a loved one suffer from a vestibular disorder such as imbalance, vertigo, or dizziness? You might be a candidate for vestibular rehabilitation.
The most important thing is to get the right diagnosis in order to prescribe the right treatment. Fortunately, at High Definition Physical Therapy right here in Denver, CO, we offer videonystagmography (VNG) and dynamic balance testing to determine if you have a central or peripheral vestibular dysfunction. This allows us to best craft a vestibular rehabilitation plan just for you.
Contact us today to schedule a free phone consultation and learn if you’re candidate for our vestibular rehabilitation program:
What Is a Vestibular or Balance Disorder?
The primary function of the vestibular system is to inform our brain of where our body is in space. Our vestibular system is divided in to two main components, the peripheral system and the central system. The peripheral vestibular system consists of a series of canals in the inner ear and the central system is in the brainstem.
Common peripheral vestibular disorders include: benign paroxysmal positioning vertigo (BPPV), Meniere’s disease, vestibular neuritis, bilateral vestibulopathy, vestibular paroxysmia and superior canal dehiscence syndrome (SCDCS). Central vestibular dysfunction is often associated with peripheral vestibular dysfunction and manifest as movement and balance disorders. Dizziness, imbalance, running in to things while walking and falls are all associated with central vestibular dysfunction.
How HDPT Can Help
Using our diagnostic tools (i.e., VNG and dynamic balance testing) we are able to evaluate the central and peripheral vestibular system and specifically identify which parts of the system are not functioning correctly. With this information we can design specific physical therapy and treatment strategies for each individual patient to address their specific needs.
We see patients from the Denver, Colorado area and from around the world. Contact our office today to schedule a free phone consultation at High Definition Physical Therapy to learn if vestibular rehabilitation is right for you.