The Vestibular Therapy Program of Southeastern Physical Therapy offers comprehensive treatment programs for a variety of disorders for men and women. Some diagnoses for which physical therapy treatments are provided include BPPV, vestibular neuritis, labyrinthitis, Meniere’s disease, perilymphatic fistula, acoustic neruomas, and bilateral vestibular hypofunction, as well as other associated central and peripheral involvement. BPPV, Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, accounts for 50% of all dizziness symptoms in the older adult population. The current treatment of choice for BPPV are repositioning maneuvers and studies show it is effective for treatment of vertigo in 70-95% of tested patients.
Depending on each patient’s diagnosis, particular difficulties, and medical history, treatment options may include one or more of the following:
Patient education and training, including home exercise program, balance exercises, gait training, repositioning manuever, and any additional information regarding their diagnosis.