Vestibular and Balance Disorders

We offer specialized vestibular rehabilitation and balance training programs with an innovative blend of physical therapy treatments. It allows patients to take greater control of their lives in a safe, inviting, carefully monitored professional environment.

How we can help

We offer specialized care for dizziness and balance disorders. These disorders, including vertigo or benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) and vestibular problems are common among adults. They also have many possible causes, including inner-ear problems, diseases, low blood pressure, stroke, head injury, brain tumor and drug side effects.

At Advantage Physical Therapy, we can help. We offer comprehensive hands-on biomechanical assessment, physical therapy treatment and complete balance and fall prevention training.

The inner ear contains three semicircular canals that contribute to our sense of balance. Over time, debris can break off and accumulate in these canals. Moving your head in certain directions can cause this debris to tug on hairlike sensors. This can trigger BPPV.

People who suffer from balance disorders may experience symptoms including:

  • Sensations of dizziness or vertigo
  • Falling or the sensation of falling
  • Lightheadedness or faintness
  • Unsteadiness
  • Difficulty with reading or vision
  • Disorientation
  • Nausea & vomiting
  • Fear, anxiety & panic
  • Changes in heart rate & blood pressure
  • Headache

We use several positioning procedures to treat BPPV, including the Epley maneuver, also known as canalith repositioning procedure (CRP), and Semont’s liberatory procedure. Our skilled and experienced balance and vestibular rehab specialists are respected as some of the best in the Pacific Northwest. We use special exercise programs to reduce or eliminate dizziness, improve balance, decrease fall risk and increase activity levels.

To learn more about how we can help your back pain, muscle aches and sciatica, please contact our South Hill location at (509) 443-9323.