Dizziness and Balance Center

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VESTIUBLAR REHABILITATION

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)
• Stroke
• 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.

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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:

• DIZZINESS
• VERTIGO (SPINNING)
• IMBALANCE/UNSTEADINESS

• NAUSEA/VOMITING
• FLUCTUATING HEARING CHANGES
• DISEQUILIBRIUM

• FREQUENT FALLING
• HEADACHES
• VISUAL DISTURBANCES/BLURRY VISION

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NANCY ASTRUP PT
Graduated from Northwestern University Medical School with a BS in Physical Therapy. She has completed Vestibular Competency with Dr. Susan Herdman followed by Advanced Vestibular Competency. Since 1998 the focus of her practice is working with patients with vestibular disorders.
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KELSEY TURNER PT, DPT
Graduated from University of Montana with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy and specializes in Vestibular Therapy (VRT). She is also a certified provider for LSVT BIG (specialized treatment for individuals with Movement Disorders).

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Vestibular Disorders Association | vestibular.org
Center for Disease Control-Concussion | cdc.gov/headsup
ReThink Concussions UPMC | rethinkconcussions.com
American Tinnitus Association | ata.org

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.

Click here: BPPV Newspaper Article