Vestibular and Post-Concussion Rehabilitation

Your vision, muscle strength, inner ear system and ability to feel sensations in your legs and feet work together to keep you steady on your feet. When an issue with one or more happens, you may experience problems with dizziness, balance, focusing and thought processing.

Our physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists work together to treat balance, vestibular (inner ear) and post-concussion disorders and related symptoms. They develop a treatment plan that can help you get back to the activities you want and need to do. We have certified vestibular therapists on staff, who are specially trained to help with balance issues.  

Causes of Balance and Focus Disorders

  • Aging
  • Concussions or other head injuries
  • Excess fluid in the inner ear
  • Frequent falls or instability
  • Inner ear inflammation
  • Migraine headaches
  • A membrane tear between the middle and inner ears
  • Whiplash

Conditions We Treat

  • Confusion
  • Disequilibrium
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Double or blurred vision
  • Headaches or neck pain
  • Inner ear disorders (vestibular)
  • Light or noise sensitivity
  • Motion intolerance
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Physical and mental fatigue
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Trouble concentrating or remembering
  • Vertigo

Benefits of Balance Therapy

Your sense of balance comes from different systems in your body:

  • Your eyes give you a sense of where you are in space
  • Your muscles and joints tell you if you’re moving or not
  • Your inner ear tells you what direction you’re moving

Several different areas of your brain process all this information. A problem with any one of these systems can cause balance issues and other problems.

Our therapists focus your treatment on the specific systems affected and teach you ways to compensate so you can stay safe and reduce your risk of falling.

Contact Us

Our vestibular and post-concussion rehabilitation services require a doctor's referral. If you need help with a referral or for more information, call 816-691-1795.