Balance and Vestibular Therapy

Balance and Vestibular Therapy

Sacramento Spine & Physical Therapy has Certified Vestibular Rehab physical therapists who provide specialized treatment for dizziness and balance dysfunction. Vestibular is the medical term for the inner ear. It is a key source of signals regulating balance. These signals travel from the inner ear to the brain and then out to the muscles and joints that control your physical movements. Signals from other parts of the brain as well as from eyes, muscles and joints also contribute to balance. These signals all converge in the brain stem where they are sorted out and mobilized as instructions that travel along motor-nerve fibers ending in your muscles. The muscles enable your head and neck, eyes, legs and the rest of your body to move in such a way that you maintain balance and a clear vision while you are moving.

Our specially trained therapists will design your unique program to reduce dizziness, improve balance, and improve the general quality of life with vestibular dysfunction.

  • Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy
  • The Systems Needed for Balance
Commonly Treated Conditions Include:
  • Vertigo and dizziness
  • Imbalance, difficulty walking or turning a corner
  • Nausea, ear pain
  • Blurred vision
  • Sensitivity to change in walking surface or footwear
  • Core hip weakness
  • Trouble focusing vision
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Forgetfulness
  • Hearing loss
  • Tinnitus (ringing, buzzing in ear)
  • Sensitivity to loud noises
  • Anxiety, panic, depression
  • Concussion
  • Discomfort in busy visual environments (i.e., traffic, crowds, stores)
Physical Therapy Treatments
  • Balance Training
  • Strength Training
  • Core Strengthening
  • Gait Training
  • Flexibility Training
  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Visual Tracking Exercise
  • Canalith Repositioning
  • Proprioceptive Training
  • Activity Modification
  • Education