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Dizziness (Vestibular) and Balance Rehabilitation

Elderly woman with therapistIn the United States, almost half of the adult population reports episodes of dizziness, vertigo and balance problems to their doctors every year. Dizziness or imbalance is the second most common reason for visits to the doctor’s office, second only to back problems. People in all age groups can experience episodes of poor balance, dizziness and frequent falls.

Everyone experiences dizziness differently. For many, dizziness is a sensation of lightheadedness or faintness. Many experience dizziness as the feeling of motion, even if they are not moving. Others report a sensation of spinning, in which they are moving or their environment is spinning around them (vertigo). Nausea and anxiety also may accompany your dizziness. Dizziness can occur alongside other symptoms, such as pressure or fullness in the head or ears and ringing in the ears (tinnitus).

Fairfield Medical Center offers vestibular rehabilitation at two locations:

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Who Is At Risk?

Patients with any of the following diagnoses can have balance and gait (walking) disorders:

  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
  • Peripheral or Central Vestibular Deficits
  • Head injury
  • Brainstem or Cerebellar CVA
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • General Muscle Weakness or Inflexibility
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Complete Evaluation, Diagnosis, and Treatment

The vestibular and balance disorder services offered at Outpatient Therapy Services utilize both clinical expertise and advanced computerized technology (Biodex Balance SD) to provide a complete evaluation, diagnosis and treatment recommendations for dizziness and balance disorders. The outcome of treatment can be specifically reevaluated using these devices.

Schedule an Appointment

For more information about vestibular and balance rehabilitation or to schedule an appointment, please contact Outpatient Therapy Services at 740-687-8602.