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Vertigo Specialist

Physical Therapy located in Cranford, & Clifton, NJ

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Vertigo services offered in Cranford and Clifton, NJ

If you often feel dizzy or unsteady on your feet, it’s important to get checked for vertigo. The condition usually isn’t serious, but it can point to an underlying problem with your inner ear. At Prosynergy PT, experienced physical therapist Agnieszka Mika, PT, uses vestibular rehabilitation to relieve the uncomfortable symptoms of vertigo. Combining balance training, ergonomic training, and strengthening exercises can improve your quality of life. Call the nearest office or go online to make an appointment today in Clifton or Cranford, New Jersey.

Vertigo Q & A

What is vertigo?

Vertigo affects your equilibrium. It causes you to feel off-balance or woozy, increasing the risk of a slip-and-fall or another similar injury. Almost everyone experiences vertigo now and then, but if your symptoms last for more than a day or two, seek medical help.

What are the symptoms of vertigo?

 The symptoms of vertigo include:

  • Feeling unsteady
  • Wooziness
  • Lightheadedness
  • Spinning
  • Floating
  • Tilting
  • Whirling
  • Passing out

Vertigo affects everyone differently. For some people, the symptoms happen now and again; for others, they last for hours, even days at a time.

What causes vertigo?

Often, vertigo is caused by problems affecting your ears. For example, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) occurs when small calcium deposits collect inside your inner ear. Other things that can affect your balance and equilibrium include some prescription medications, neurological problems, and heart problems.

How is vertigo treated?

Prosynergy PT uses vestibular rehabilitation to treat vertigo. Vestibular rehab combines physical therapy, healthy lifestyle changes, and other therapeutic techniques. The focus is to improve your balance, reduce your risk of falls, and enhance your quality of life.

Typically, vestibular rehab includes various exercises, like:

  • Vision stability training
  • Balance retraining
  • Posture training
  • Walking exercises
  • General fitness exercises
  • Ergonomic training

To ensure a positive outcome and long-lasting results, your provider at Prosynergy PT develops a custom treatment plan based on your unique symptoms and goals.

How long does vestibular rehabilitation take?

The length of time that vestibular rehab takes will depend on several things, including your age, how severe your symptoms are, and the underlying cause. Usually, Prosynergy PT recommends one or two treatments a week for 6-8 weeks. If your symptoms continue after that, your treatment could take longer.

You can improve your results by following your provider’s instructions carefully and going to each of your appointments.

What are the benefits of vestibular therapy?

Enrolling in vestibular therapy at Prosynergy PT provides several benefits, including improved balance, reduced risk of falling, and increased body strength. Vestibular therapy can also increase your confidence and allow you to maintain your independence. If you’re experiencing a decline in mobility, seek treatment right away.

To learn more about vertigo treatment, make an appointment today at Prosynergy PT by calling the nearest office or booking online.