Vestibular Rehab

Broward ENT Services

ENT Surgeons located in Fort Lauderdale, FL & Plantation, FL

Vestibular rehabilitation consists of customized exercises and therapies to improve your balance, reduce dizziness, and give you confidence while walking and engaging in activities. Dr. Wilson DuMornay and his expert Fyzical® therapist are dedicated to creating individualized treatment plans that help each patient regain strength and balance at Broward ENT Services. To learn more about vestibular rehab, call the office near Plantation, Florida or use online booking to schedule an evaluation.

Vestibular Rehab Q & A

What conditions are treated with vestibular rehab?

Your vestibular system controls your balance. Structures in your inner ear detect information about your motion and position relative to the ground, and then your brain uses that information to tell muscles to adjust as needed to keep your balance.

When your inner ear is damaged, you develop dizziness, vertigo, tinnitus, and balance problems. Many men and women experience other symptoms caused by their vestibular disorder, such as nausea, vomiting, and fatigue.

As dizziness leads to worries about falling, you become more sedentary. As a result, you develop secondary symptoms such as joint stiffness and loss of muscle strength and stamina.

These are a few examples of conditions that affect your balance:

  • Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo
  • Meniere’s disease
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Vestibular neuritis
  • Labyrinthine infarction

What is vestibular rehab?

Vestibular rehabilitation therapy is a customized exercise program to reduce vertigo and dizziness, improve your balance, and lower your risk of falls. One way the therapy works is by retraining your brain to overcome inner ear dysfunction by learning to rely on other senses.

Vestibular rehab takes three primary approaches to your exercise program:

  • Habituation: exercises to help dizziness caused by motion and visual stimuli, such as head movement and walking through shopping malls or over shiny floors
  • Gaze stabilization: therapies used when abnormal eye movement makes objects appear to bounce around or to train your brain to use vision to compensate for a damaged inner ear
  • Balance training: various exercises to improve balance when walking, bending, reaching, and turning

At Broward ENT Services, you can find innovative therapy options to help you overcome your balance issues with their state-of-the-art Fyzical® Therapy and Balance Center.

What is the Fyzical Therapy and Balance Center?

Broward ENT Services proudly manages a Fyzical Therapy and Balance Center at its Plantation, Florida location next to Plantation General Hospital.

Fyzical therapy is a program specially designed to provide the individualized physical therapy needed to overcome your balance problem. Therapists take a whole-person approach, helping you regain stamina, movement, and coordination so you can prevent falls and feel confident when you walk.

The Fyzical therapists evaluate your balance disorder, muscle strength, and difficulty walking, and then customize your therapy using:

  • Vestibular rehab
  • Gait training
  • Balance retraining
  • Fall prevention
  • Manual therapy
  • Functional training
  • Fitness and wellness programs

If you experience dizziness and balance problems, book an appointment online or call the Fyzical therapists at Broward ENT Services.