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Dizzy? Don’t be. Your Denver physical therapist is here to help

March 24, 2022

Are spells of dizziness all too familiar? Do you move your head or stand up and the room starts to spin? You may suffer from a vestibular system disruption or disease. No need to fear, we have got your back here at Peak Physical Therapy and Wellness.

What is the vestibular system? It is a sensory system that provides the brain with information about body position and is responsible for balance. Located in the inner ear, a little snail shell-like looking bunch of membranes and canals is the key to our postural reflexes and eye movements. For reference, look at something, then move your head. We can move with ease and react to our surroundings thanks to the vestibular system! Though it is mostly protected from external factors, we will note a few that disrupt the system and how we can help.

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) and Meniere’s disease are two common vestibular diseases directly linked to causing vertigo. Although there is no specific cause of BPPV it can be attributed to severe blows to the head. It is one of the most common causes of vertigo. Vertigo is the feeling of dizziness that can come after slight changes in head position or larger movements like standing up or rolling over in bed. Meniere’s disease is another ailment of the vestibular system. This disease affects only one ear and can lead to hearing loss as well as dizziness. 

Complications to the vestibular system are not one to be taken lightly. We here at Peak Physical Therapy and Wellness want to help you! That is why we offer specialized physical therapy to reduce debilitating symptoms of vestibular diseases like vertigo. 

Our Vestibular Therapy begins with a patient analysis to ensure we can offer the best and proper care. After an evaluation of your balance, gait, as well as head and eye movement, our physical therapist will develop a treatment program.  This program will outline exercises for improving form, balance, and function which can be used to relieve your symptoms of dizziness.If you are interested in an appointment, reach out to us here, today!