At Fit for Life Physical Therapy, there are physical therapists that are trained to evaluate and help you with your symptoms. The evaluation consists of a clinical examination, which may be followed by eye movement/vestibular function and balance tests.
The entire evaluation takes 1 hour. If possible, take no sleeping medications, tranquilizers or dizziness/vertigo medications in the 24-hour period prior to the test. You may wish to have someone drive you to and from your first visit in case you don’t feel steady after treatment. If the cause of the dizziness requires an exercise program, that program will be set up specifically for you.
For vestibular problems, this therapy involves vestibular and balance retraining through swift and repetitive exercises of the head, eyes and entire body. After training from the therapist, exercises can be performed at home. Other exercises are used primarily to improve balance.