Feeling Dizzy? A physical therapist and audiologist can assist with managing vertigo and dizziness symptoms.
Since vertigo is often a result of an inner ear problem, you may work with an audiologist, who is specially educated in diagnosing and providing treatment to help improve and resolve symptoms. Physical therapists are movement experts who will work with you hands-on – prescribing movement and providing techniques to clear your inner ear problems that may be causing symptoms.
What to do if you feel dizzy:
- Sit or lie down immediately
- Turn off the lights and close your eyes
- Drink some water
- Avoid caffeine and alcohol
- Remove any tripping hazards so you are less likely to fall.
If you are experiencing vertigo along with one or more of the following symptoms, call 911 immediately:
- Double vision
- Difficulty speaking
- Change in alertness
- Arm or leg weakness
- Inability to walk
All physical and audiology therapists are trained to treat your dizziness and vertigo-like symptoms. However, working with a therapist who has additional training and experience dealing with vertigo and neurological vestibular rehabilitation may be best suited to improving your specific symptoms.
Fairfield Medical Center offers physical therapy at two locations in Lancaster.
- River Valley Campus, 2384 N. Memorial Dr., Lancaster, OH 43130
- Main Campus, 1143 E. Main St., Lancaster, OH 43130