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Vestibular Rehabilitation

At SouthPark Physical Therapy in Littleton, CO

Vestibular rehabilitation / Balance rehabilitation is an exercise based approach to the dizziness or spinning symptoms and disequilibrium associated with central (brain) or peripheral (ear) vestibular pathology.  Specific cannolith repositioning, habituation or compensatory exercises are used to help increase balance and decrease dizziness. This increases general activity and conditioning levels  These programs help the central nervous system compensate for the deficits and in most cases of BPPV, actually correct the problem.

Vertigo can be caused by problems with the brain and central nervous system, the inner ear, or both.  The problems within the ear are referred to as peripheral vestibular disorders. 

Peripheral vestibular disorders include:

  • BPPV / benign paroxysmal positional Vertigo
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Menieres disease
  • Inner ear degeneration
  • Infection leading to Vestibular neuritis
  • Medications
  • Long term use of antibiotics 

Problems within the brain or nervous system are referred to as Central Vestibular disorders. 

Central Vestibular disorders include:

  • Head trauma or ear injury
  • Migraines
  • MS or Parkinson's Disease
  • Tumors (acoustic neuroma) 

To make an appointment or learn more about these services, please contact us.


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