Physical therapy treatment for vertigo

An individual suffering from vertigo may experience dizziness or a sense that the objects around them are whirling. It can affect one’s sense of balance and is frequently caused by an issue with one’s inner ear. Dizziness is a common complaint of those with vertigo. Feeling lightheaded or dizzy is another term for the same condition. Although the causes and treatments for vertigo and lightheadedness are frequently distinct, the two can occur simultaneously.

People of all ages might suffer from vertigo. However, adults over the age of 20 are more likely to suffer from it than children. People over 65 are more susceptible to vertigo and balance issues. Fractures and other serious injuries are more likely to occur in elderly people who fall because of a lack of balance.

People who suffer from dizziness or vertigo may relieve their symptoms by working with a physical therapist. Physical therapists specialize in treating patients through movement and manual therapy, patient education, and prescribed exercise to enhance their patients’ quality of life. You can speak with a physical therapist immediately for an evaluation.

Why consult a Physical Therapist?

A physical therapist will make a treatment plan just for you based on their findings and what you want to achieve during your time with them. Vertigo can be treated in various ways, depending on the underlying reason. Your physical therapist’s primary goal is to assist you in regaining mobility and managing your vertigo. Your physical therapist may be able to conduct or teach you particular head and neck motions as part of your treatment. Workouts will also be included to help you eliminate your problems. BPPV, for example, necessitates specific diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.

Your physical therapist can help you if you continue to experience dizziness and balance issues even after your vertigo subsides. They will be working with you to design a treatment plan and teach you how to manage your symptoms.

  • Exercises for improving balance  
  • Your physical therapist will show you a new method to accomplish specific activities or chores at home if they cause you to become dizzy.
  • Your physical therapist can assist you if simple tasks become difficult or produce exhaustion and additional dizziness. With this training, you’ll be able to return to your old routines at home and work.

Treatments for dizziness in physical therapy can take several forms. For example, if you have balance issues, your physical therapist may prescribe exercises to help you with that as part of your treatment plan.

  • To assist the brain in “fixing” the differences between your inner ears.
  • A variety of eye and vision-focusing exercises.
  • Training/exercise to raise one’s tolerance for visually intense situations.


Strengthening, flexibility, and cardiovascular health are all things your physical therapist may recommend you work on. Your total physical health and well-being are the focus of these activities.

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