Written by: Linda Bratcher, MPT | Published by: Jen Zamora
Symptoms of vestibular disorder can include imbalance/unsteadiness, lightheadedness, vertigo, blurred vision, and problems with coordination.
Vestibular disorders occur frequently and can affect people of any age:
- 35% of adults 40 years and older have experience some form of vestibular disorder.
- 80% of people 65 and older have experienced dizziness.
- The most common vestibular disorders, Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), causes 50% of these cases and can be helped by physical therapy.
If vestibular symptoms do not diminish without treatmentin a few weeks, physical therapy can help. Physical therapy for vestibular rehabilitation can include standing balance, visual activities, and head maneuvers. BPPV can be improved with only a few sessions using head maneuvers.
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Linda Bratcher, MPT