Vestibular Rehabilitation, Balance and Fall Prevention

Vestibular Rehab

Physical therapists have taken a lead role in diagnosing and properly treating underlying vestibular disorders without using medication. At DPT, we consider the whole person when it comes to treating vertigo and dizziness related dysfunctions. A multi-disciplinary approach with one-on-one intervention is our most important and effective tool. Working closely with primary care physicians, specialists and our patients we create an individualized treatment plan specific to restoring your function and returning you to health.


Fall Prevention

Our fall prevention program incorporates use of extensive, evidenced-based balance tests and measures to identify possible risk for falls and to recognize other balance disorders. We provide in-home assessment to eliminate barriers and identify safety risks in the home environment which may contribute to falls and injuries. We provide screening for and treatment for Benign Positional Vertigo and vestibular rehab services to address a variety of vestibular system disorders. We utilize habitual exercises to assist the patient in recovery and achieve long term positive outcomes and give them life-long skills to manage their symptoms.


Fall Facts:

  • An older adult with hip muscle weakness, poor balance, and taking more than 4 medications is at 100% risk for a fall.
  • 33% of older adults hospitalized due to a fall will die within one year of falling.
  • In 1996, the average healthcare cost of a fall was $19,400.00! Imagine what that would cost in today’s healthcare industry!
  • 50% of older adults that have a fall related injury will not return home or to independent living.
  • An older adult is 4 times more likely to be hospitalized for a fall than for any other injury.
  • The leading cause of injury related visits to the emergency room is falls, and those falls are the primary etiology of accidental deaths in older adults.


Some Conditions We Treat:

  • Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)
  • Cervicogenic headache
  • Concussion and post-concussive syndrome
  • “Fullness” or ringing in the ears
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Migraine and headache
  • Ménière disease
  • Semicircular Canal Dehiscence
  • Stroke
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibular neuritis


Doctors of Physical Therapy accepts most major insurance carriers including Medicare. Call our offices today to verify your insurance before your first visit:  1-800-974-4DPT (4378)


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