"The Dizzy PT"
* Studies estimate that as many as 35% of adults aged 40 years or older in the US have experienced some form of vestibular dysfunction.(1)
* 80% of people aged 65 years and older have experienced dizziness.(2) BPPV, the most common vestibular disorder, is the cause of approximately 50% of dizziness in older people.(3)
Did you know?
* Your vestibular system includes both your inner ear and parts of the brain that control balance and eye movement.
* Vestibular disorders may develop from viruses, diseases, injury (including falls, concussions, and car accidents), toxins, heredity, or from aging alone.
* If you are suffering from any of the following symptoms, you may have a vestibular disorder:
*If you have one or more of these symptoms, I can help you determine the cause (or categorize your dizziness), develop a personalized treatment program unique to your needs, help you understand your symptoms, and refer you to other specialists in the area if needed.
(1) Agrawal Y, Carey JP, Della Santina CC, Schubert MC, Minor LB. Disorders of balance and vestibular function in US adults. Arch Intern Med. 2009; 169(10): 938-944.
(2)Ator GA. Vertigo-Evalutation and Treatment in the Elderly.
(3) Fife TD, Iverson DJ, Lempert T, Furman JM, Baloh RW, Tusa RJ, Hain TC, Herdman S, Morrow MJ, Gronseth GS. Practice parameter: therapies for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (an evidence-based review): report of the Quality Standards Sumcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology.Neurol: 2008; 70: 2067-2074.
What Do Treatments Involve?
2018 and 2019
Best of Corvallis Award
for Physical Therapist
by Corvallis Award Program
Vestibular Disorders: Let's Get More Specific!
The Vestibular System
What role does the vestibular system play in balance?
Balance and Vestibular Disorders
What does it feel like to have a vestibular disorder?
Stories and Symptoms
Discusses understanding and coping with
your symptoms along with
challenges in getting an accurate diagnosis.
What is it? Who should do it? What might you experience during testing? What should you expect from treatment?
The Psychological Impacts of Vestibular Disorders
Vestibular disorders affect more than just your balance. They can impact your emotions, self-confidence, concentration, memory, and ability to maintain your previous work and family roles, and your lifestyle.
How to Apply for Disability (due to a vestibular disorder)?
Sometimes work is no longer an option due to fluctuating and unpredictable symptoms or due to permanent loss.
Prevention, Awareness, Understanding, and Resources.
Concussion and Dizziness
How are the two related?
Concussion and mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI)
What causes the dizziness, and how should it be treated?