- Dizziness is the number one complaint of persons over the age of 70.
- 85% of vertigo and balance dysfunctions may be inner ear related.
- 50% of individuals over age 70 will experience Benign Paroxysmal Positioning Vertigo (BPPV) the "rocks in your ears"
- Falls are the leading cause of accidental deaths in person over age 65 years.
The vestibular system is our first sensory organ to develop at just 49 days in utero. This system is imbedded in the bone of our skull, in an area called the inner ear. It works with our vision and sensory organs to maintain our balance and stability. It does this by sensing change in position related to gravity or speed.
Problems in the vestibular system can result in patients complaining of:
- Vertigo or feeling like the room is spinning
- Blurred vision
- Difficulty with walking and moving the head.
People that would benefit from Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy may have vestibular issues related to:
- Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
- Head trauma/Concussion
- Pharmacologic toxicity
- Multiple sclerosis
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Lyme disease
- Cervical/neck issues causing dizziness
- Unilateral and bilateral vestibular hypofunction
- General balance deficits
- Meniere's disease
- Cerebellar issues
- Acoustic neuroma
Pro Rehabilitation specialists perform a detailed evaluation to determine the appropriate treatment plan to allow you to reduce your symptoms and safely return to your active life style.