Physiotherapy can provide effective treatment for balance concerns caused by vestibular dysfunction. Our doctors prescribe and physical therapists provide these exercises to help patients regain balance and coordination after vertigo or another related diagnosis. We also address numerous other causes of imbalance in our practice.
We offer vestibular therapy as a part of a comprehensive Cape Coral physical therapy rehabilitation plan at Specific Care Chiropractic. Contact us today at (239) 369-9109 to learn more about how we can help you get back on your feet.
Who Needs Cape Coral Vestibular/Balance Therapy?
The vestibular system is essential in balance, movement, and coordination. Deep inside the ear, your vestibular labyrinth acts as a gyroscope to tell your brain where your body is in space and how it is oriented. Vestibular dysfunction is one of the most common causes of vertigo, dizziness, and imbalance.
When it comes to balance, your body relies on several systems to ensure it understands your movement and position. This includes your vestibular system, in addition to coordinated muscles that control tiny movements in your eyes. They also communicate with your brain, your feet and other parts of your body that send pressure signals to your brain to determine your position.
Issues with these systems or how your brain interprets the signals they send could cause imbalance. Our team provides balance therapy to patients who have concerns because of:
- Dizziness, vertigo, and imbalance
- Stroke, aneurysm, tumor, or other brain injury
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Car accident injuries
- Fall injuries
- Workplace injuries, such as falls on construction sites
How Our Doctors and Therapists Provide Cape Coral Vestibular Rehabilitation
When you meet with our doctors, we will assess your symptoms and determine the likely cause. We can diagnose your condition and prescribe one or more therapies to address your symptoms. We often use a combination of therapies to address imbalance concerns.
Many times, we prescribe the therapy to treat your condition, such as vestibular exercises, in addition to other types of physiotherapy to improve your overall health and well-being. This could prevent further symptoms or keep you from suffering injuries if symptoms return and you fall.
Some of the therapies we may use as a part of vestibular rehabilitation in Cape Coral include:
- Vestibular exercises
- Oculomotor control exercises to retrain eye movement
- Balance retraining
- Strength and flexibility exercises for overall strength and flexibility
These sessions usually include our therapist teaching you specific exercises and techniques and prescribing continued practice at home. During the next session, they will assess your progress and alter the program as necessary until you reach your goals. We want every patient we treat to recover their quality of life fully. We know how difficult it can be to participate in everyday activities with imbalance and coordination concerns.
Get Cape Coral Balance Therapy Support From Our Team
The Specific Care Chiropractic team begins each patient relationship with an initial intake examination. Our practitioners will conduct an exam, take a health history, and run necessary tests during this meeting. In some cases, this could include medical imaging.
Using what we learn during this exam, we will diagnose the cause of your symptoms and prescribe an individualized plan of care we create to address your unique needs. Often, treatment begins the same day.
Most patients will need to visit our therapists regularly for several weeks or months to successfully complete their treatment plan, although some therapies require only one or two visits.
During each visit, your therapists and doctor will continue to assess your progress and adjust your care plan as necessary. This ensures you continue getting stronger and improving your overall health while rebuilding the balance and coordination lost because of your vestibular dysfunction. We aim to help you leave our practice stronger and healthier than before you developed symptoms.
When Do We Prescribe Cape Coral Vestibular Therapy and Rehabilitation?
We usually prescribe Cape Coral balance therapy and rehabilitation as part of a full physiotherapy regimen to retrain your body to provide proper signals to your brain, reteach your brain to properly interpret the signals, and build overall strength and wellness.
Depending on the cause of your imbalance, you can expect your individualized care plan to include:
- Vestibular exercises
- Oculomotor (eye movement) exercises
- Both vestibular and oculomotor exercises
- Physical therapy to retrain your body’s signals and brain’s perception
- Overall strength and flexibility program to help you reduce the risk of injury
In most cases, our licensed therapists will introduce a range of specific exercises you will learn during office visits. These exercises are generally relatively easy to do and will not require any special fitness level. We have many seniors, tweens, teens, and all ages in between who successfully complete our balance therapy treatment programs.
These are repetitive motion exercises, with the repetitions helping your body to readjust to providing the natural triggers telling your brain where your body is, its position, and how it is moving. You will master these exercises in the office and continue them at home between visits. Each visit, we will assess whether you need to do additional repetitions or try new techniques to continue your progress.
Throughout your balance therapy, you will likely participate in a comprehensive rehabilitation plan based on your current level of wellness and ability, taking your imbalance and coordination concerns into account. By helping you build overall strength and flexibility, you will be less likely to suffer injuries if you do fall.
Discuss Cape Coral Balance Therapy With Our Team Today
Specific Care Chiropractic is currently accepting new patients in our Cape Coral vestibular therapy and rehabilitation programs. We can help you regain your balance and address vestibular disorders and other causes of dizziness, vertigo, and balance issues.