Tidewater Physical Therapy offers an in-depth Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy Program led by Physical Therapist, Craig Joachimowski, PT, OCS, CHT of our Seaford clinic, and Physical Therapist and Clinical Director, Jenna Tryon, PT, DPT, CEEAA, of our Lewes (North) clinic. Both Craig and Jenna are certified in vestibular therapy and rehabilitation.
Who is a good candidate for Vestibular Therapy?
Vestibular Therapy treats conditions related to chronic dizziness or imbalance that impacts the ability of the individual affected to perform one or more activities of daily living, e.g. bathing, dressing and getting around inside the home.2 It is estimated that as many as 35% of adults aged 40 years or older in the U.S. have experienced some form of vestibular dysfunction. Oftentimes, at Tidewater Physical Therapy we see patients with multiple issues. Our approach is to treat these patients as a whole person, which is a fully integrated system, and not just the individual problems. By treating a patient as a comprehensive system, we are able to target the root cause of multiple issues, which in some cases, has stemmed from a vestibular issue.
How long are vestibular therapy patients generally treated for?
It depends on the treatment required, but vestibular therapy patients usually participate in treatment for a month or two to over a year.
1 and 2: Vestibular Disorders Association / About Vestibular Disorders