Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT) is specialized physical therapy designed to reduce/eliminate the symptoms of dizziness and imbalance, or motion-related disequilibrium caused by disorders of the vestibular system. VRT is a customized after completing a comprehensive evaluation designed by your physical therapist.
What conditions can benefit from vrt?
• Benign Paroxysmal Position Vertigo (BPPV)
• Unilateral/Bilateral Vestibular Hypofunction
• Vestibular Neuritis/Labyrinthitis
• Meniere’s Disease
• Concussion/Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
• Multiple Sclerosis
• Acoustic Neuroma
YOUR BALANCE SYSTEM
The vestibular system is the portion of the inner ear which responds to head motion and contributes to our balance. This system, together with our brain and eyes, allows us to maintain our balance. A problem in any part of this system may cause dizziness, vertigo (spinnin), nausea, imbalance, and visual disturbances.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM PHYSICAL THERAPY
APRS is unique with its trained, highly qualified and experienced physical therapists. Our team of therapists have the highest degree of training for Vestibular Rehabilitation in Bozeman and the surrounding area.Your first appointment will consist of a medical history review, assessment of ocular (eye) movement with specialized oculography goggles, balance assessment, and tolerance to motion. Once testing is complete, customized exercise and treatments will be provided based on your specific needs.
Symptoms of Vestibular (Inner Ear) Disorders:
• VERTIGO (SPINNING)
• FLUCTUATING HEARING CHANGES
• FREQUENT FALLING
• VISUAL DISTURBANCES/BLURRY VISION
Check out this article that was published in September 2012 in the Bozeman Daily Chronicle regarding how Nancy Astrup, PT at APRS can possibly treat your imbalance and dizziness problems.