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Vestibular Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation in South Central Missouri & North Central Arkansas

Vestibular rehabilitation is widely considered among medical experts to be the most effective and cost-efficient way to treat vestibular disorders. Vestibular disorders are medical conditions concerning the patient’s inner ear and balance. Across the nation, experiencing dizziness is the most prominent complaint of people over 70 years of age. Nearly 85 percent of vertigo is related to the vestibular system.

If you have experienced any of the following, you may be an ideal candidate for vestibular rehabilitation:

  • If you have recently fallen or have altered your lifestyle due to your fear of falling
  • If you have experienced vertigo accompanied by dizziness
  • If you have become dizzy with a ringing in your ears
  • If you believe that you need to hold onto stable objects to move around your home
  • If you feel unbalanced while walking on uneven ground or in the dark
  • If your vision decreases when you move your head
  • If you feel like you need to look at the ground when you walk

Symptoms & Effects of Vestibular Disorders

People that have vestibular disorders frequently have problems with dizziness, loss of balance, vertigo, and visual disturbances. Several other common issues include vomiting, fatigue, nausea, and reduced ability to concentrate. These symptoms associated with vestibular disorders can decrease a person’s quality of life and negatively affect all aspects of their day-to-day life. Symptoms can lead to a sedentary lifestyle and contribute to emotional issues like depression and anxiety.

Proficient Medical Services

If you have a vestibular disorder, our medical experts will diagnose you and prescribe an appropriate and efficient treatment plan. Vestibular rehabilitation is intended to diminish or completely eliminate vertigo and dizziness, strengthen weakened muscles, and improve your visual abilities. Our therapists have extensive experience with handling vestibular disorders and treating them effectively. If you believe that you could benefit from our many medical services, ask your primary care physician to refer you to the Baxter Health Outpatient Physical Therapy Department.

Call us at (870) 508-1560 to learn more or to schedule an appointment.

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