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Dizziness and loss of equilibrium arise in adults when their vestibular system is disrupted. The vestibular system is located in the inner ear and is a vital system for balance and a vertical sense of position. It assists in properly coordinating your muscle movements and helps keep your body in an upright position. When there is a defect in your vestibular system you will experience movement-related dizziness, imbalance, or vertigo, which is the feeling that you or the environment around you is moving.

This constant sense of imbalance or disequilibrium could be described as spinning or light-headedness and can happen suddenly or gradually over an extended amount of time. Some symptoms last seconds or minutes, but some adults experience extreme imbalance for hours or days at the time. Balance and vestibular deficits are a major medical worry, and the resulting effects of an untreated balance disorder can be overwhelming.

At 4 Oaks Physical Therapy, we have treatment plans that successfully treat the problems and restore your quality of life. With vestibular physical therapy, we use balance retraining to decrease dizziness, help your body compensate for inner ear disorders, increase general activity levels, improve visual motor control and improve your overall balance.

Vestibular Physical Therapy Treatments We Use

We offer non-invasive and drug-free treatment plans that are extremely effective in treating vestibular deficits. Depending on the cause of the imbalance dictates the best type of treatment. The different treatments may be used together or separate and include canalith repositioning maneuvers, balance training, fall prevention education, general conditioning and strengthening, VOR adaptation or habituation exercises, manual intervention, gait training, and relaxation techniques.

At 4 Oaks Physical Therapy, our highly qualified therapists will work with you to design a vestibular treatment plan that is personalized for your specific symptoms. The therapist will then provide one-on-one care while you both execute the designed plan that will include various movement and exercise routines.

Types of Vestibular Conditions Diagnosis We Commonly Treat

We provide physical therapy for musculoskeletal or neurologic disorders that result in dizziness or balance problems, but we also use physical therapy to treat other vestibular disturbances such as:

  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
  • Vestibular Neuritis/Labrynthitis
  • Migraine Associated vertigo (MAV)
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Motion Sensitivity
  • Meniere’s Disease

What is Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)?

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) results in periods of dizziness and is among the most common causes of vertigo. These symptoms often occur when the patient moves the position of their head. Although BPPV is rarely serious on its own, it can be dangerous if your balance is affected enough to create risk of falls.

4 Oaks Physical Therapy treats patients experiencing vestibular symptoms in the Baltimore-Washington area at all our locations. For more information, please contact us.

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Real People, Real Testimonials.

Twin Boro - Bayonne
Excellent
4.8
Based on 149 reviews
Michael Prikockis
I've been in a lot of physical therapy for my foot over the years, but this is the best one. They are professional and have staff available throughout each session to make sure you're doing your exercises correctly. See Michael here and he'll help get you on your way!
John Sellner
Veru good expreriences
Wendy Morris
I have been to many PTs over the years and this team is by far the best I have ever had. They are very talented and spend alot of time working on you in addition to providing exercises that help you get stronger. All three PTs are amazing but Pam is my favorite. Very personable, caring and talented. And all of the PT assistants are friendly and helpful. I actually enjoy my visits with this team! ❤️
Donna Hamrick
Pool therapy is awesome. I've been helped greatly by the pool staff and their treatment protocol.
Pat Gottal
I love that my program is Upgradedon a regular basis.
Suzanne Suter-Lowe
I can't thank Henry and Stephanie enough. I came in with radiating pain in my leg with 3 goals: to be able to watch/play/carry my grandkids, to be able to work in my yard, and to avoid back surgery. They patiently worked with me to increase my core strength, improve my posture and develop good lifting technique. It will never be perfect because the underlying problem is still there, but I am able to carry 30 pounds of granddaughter, crawl on the floor with a 9 month old, and garden for 10 hours over 2 days. All wins and I know I don't express it adequately enough to them, but they and the entire staff were wonderful.
felicia colvin
I highly recommend this facility for your physical therapy. The staff is highly qualified and experienced. Patients are seen on schedule and provided with at home therapy on alternate days and upon completion of therapy. After 3 months I feel like part of the 4 Oaks family. Be mindful, no pain, no gain.
Jesse Roberts
The staff at 4 Oaks are friendly, knowledgeable, and very helpful. Not only did they reduce my pain, they taught me many ways of continuing to manage it after my time with them ends so I have a greater understanding of my issues. Stephanie in particular was very patient in answering all of my questions and effectively treating my symptoms. I highly recommend this clinic for anyone suffering from pain that reduces their quality of life!
Kevin Serafin
Highly recommend this location. They are attentive and great with scheduling in person or via text. Stephanie, Lauren, Henry, Maureen were the main therapists helping me out and they were extremely knowledgeable and informative. My issue definitely improved coming here, especially with all the other therapy assistants like Joe helping out. I would come back if my issue returns. Thanks guys!
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