Vestibular Therapy

Tidewater Physical Therapy offers an in-depth vestibular rehabilitation therapy program lead by Vestibular Therapist and Clinical Director, Craig Joachimowski, PT, OCS, CHT in our Seaford, Delaware clinic. The vestibular system includes the parts of the inner ear and brain that processes the sensory information involved with controlling balance and eye movements. If disease or injury damages this processing area, vestibular disorders can result. Vestibular disorders can also result from or be worsened by genetic or environmental conditions, age or occur for unknown reasons. 1

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

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