Dizziness is a sensation of lightheadedness, faintness or unsteadiness. Almost everyone experiences a few seconds of a spinning or whirling sensation at times. However, frequent episodes, whether lasting a few seconds or days on end, can be a sign of a vestibular dysfunction. The vestibular system includes the parts of the inner ear and brain that process sensory information and controls balance and eye movements. If disease or injury damages these areas, vestibular disorders can result.
Symptoms of vestibular disorders may be very subtle or they can result in total disability. Please see the list below for possible diagnoses.
Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT) has proven to be a highly effective treatment for most individuals with dizziness or vestibular disorders. Even those who have tried medical treatments, including medication, and still suffer with dizziness may benefit from VRT.
Big Stone Therapies uses state-of-the-art equipment allowing us to diagnose and treat dizziness/vestibular problems. Our highly trained therapist conducts an assessment which may include coordination tests that measure how well the eyes track a moving object and balance and gait observation. The therapy involves retraining the brain to recognize and process signals from the vestibular system and coordinate them with information from vision and other systems.