Vestibular Rehab Training (VRT)

Vestibular pt

VRT Physical Therapy will identify (by our trained physical therapist in this area), impairments, functional limitations and disabilities on the initial visit. Once the conditions are identified, the physical therapist develops a specialized plan of care that will help focus on improving these deficits.

The goal of physical therapy for vestibular disorders is to get the patient comfortable moving their head to reintegrate the vestibular system and to prevent any unnecessary falls due to their symptoms.

Physical therapy may also include: posture education, ergonomics, strengthening, stretching, balance retraining and promoting generalized fitness.

Who is vestibular rehabilitation for?

Patients diagnosed with dizziness, imbalance, vertigo, frequent falls, Meniere’s disease, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), neck related dizziness or migraines.

Some examples may include: lightheadedness, vertigo (spinning), wooziness (swimming feeling in head), imbalance (unsteadiness), and syncope (the feeling of passing out). These symptoms can last in duration from seconds to days and may also vary in frequency from daily to intermittently.

Do You Have Vertigo?

One of the first questions we ask helps determine whether you have ‘true vertigo’. When we discuss vertigo, we ask: do you see things moving or spinning in front of you? Or do you feel yourself spinning in respect to the room. This may also be an internal sense of spinning? We also want to know how long the true vertigo lasts, as this is important in diagnosing what is causing your problems. Does the spinning room sensation last seconds or hours?

Some vertigo comes from the inner ear and some from the brain. You will need a thorough evaluation by our physical therapist to determine the origin of your symptoms so we can develop the best treatment plan to facilitate your recovery. BPPV is the most common cause of true vertigo and dizziness. This can often be treated with an Epley Maneuver in 1 to 3 visits.

Contact Us

Shull Physical Therapy
(361) 225-2539

4646 Corona, Suite #130
Corpus Christi, TX 78411

Shull Physical Therapy