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Prevea's physical therapists can help with conditions related to dizziness or imbalance.

Balance and vestibular therapy

Customized balance and vestibular disorder treatment options
Why choose Prevea to help with dizziness or imbalance symptoms?


Conditions affecting the ears may disturb your balance or make you feel dizzy. An estimated 90 million Americans experience dizziness and studies show customized balance and vestibular therapy programs are significantly more effective than generic exercises in resolving symptoms. 

With the help of Prevea’s physical therapists, you can overcome or manage your balance or vestibular conditions, such as:

  • Concussions
  • Difficulty with walking and mobility
  • Dizziness
  • Headaches
  • Increased risk of falls and fear of falling
  • Lightheadedness
  • Loss of strength and endurance
  • Motion sickness
  • Nausea
  • Poor balance/disequilibrium
  • Poor vision with head movements
  • Trouble reading
  • Vertigo

Are you experiencing vertigo or something else when you have dizziness?

The alarm clock goes off in the morning and you roll over to turn it off. As you attempt to sit up in bed, the room begins to spin and a sense of extreme nausea comes over you. You become quite anxious, as you've never experienced such dizziness. You may begin to wonder, am I experiencing vertigo or something else?

A recent study demonstrated that more than 40 percent of Americans will experience dizziness or vertigo that prompts them to seek medical advice. Dizziness is a common complaint and can be related to a variety of disorders such as traumatic brain injuries and auditory disorders.

Vertigo is a specific disorder in which those affected experience spinning, tilting and swaying sensations. They also may have a lack of balance and feel as if they are being pulled in one direction.

When these symptoms occur during normal daily routines, it signals a problem with the vestibular system of the inner ear. This system controls balance and senses the position of your head in space.

Recent statistics demonstrate that more than half of all complaints of dizziness are related to vertigo. The most common type of peripheral vertigo is called Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV). This type of vertigo often starts without warning and stops just as quickly. BPPV can be treated with physical or occupational therapy.

If your dizziness is impacting your daily life or causing a sense of sickness and/or unsteadiness, it is important to make an appointment with your primary care provider, so he or she can determine the underlying cause.

Before you see your provider, write down the sensations you feel during your dizzy episodes. This will help your provider make a more accurate diagnosis. He or she may also order some diagnostic tests.

If your condition is appropriate, a vestibular rehabilitation program can be prescribed to treat your condition. These programs typically consist of physical therapy visits and exercises that you can do at home between visits. Patients who utilize this treatment option experience long-lasting benefits.

No referral needed

Direct access without a referral or prescription to physical or occupational therapy provides you with immediate access to start your treatment without delay.

Key services

  • Computerized Dynamic Posturography (CDP) and inVision™ balance and mobility testing and treatment
  • Custom exercises to improve balance, flexibility and mobility
  • RealEyes™ and canalith repositioning procedures
  • LSVT BIG® & LSVT LOUD®: Lee Silverman Voice Therapy for Parkinson’s disease patients
  • Customized vestibular and vestibular ocular reflex exercises

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Struggling with your balance or have dizziness? Prevea physical therapists can help! Contact us today to start your therapy journey.