Working with KORT Campbellsville Physical Therapist and Clinicians has helped Tony with balance, walking, and overall strength due to drop foot and hamstring pain. Because of the safe environment, manual therapy, and…
After a motorcycle accident, 8 days in the hospital & multiple surgeries, Eddie Taylor came to KORT Mt. Washington to rehab is shoulder & get relief from pain. With the help of KORT physical therapist Hannah Arms,…
Mervin Jackson had multiple conditions causing him to become very weak. His daughter states he could not even take one step. He was not able to mow the lawn or do simple activities of daily living. After receiving nursing…
Kimberly Peterson suffered from a bulging disk in her lower back last fall. Before starting physical therapy, all she wanted was to be able to walk around the block with her dogs.
Six months ago she was on the couch in…
A senior at Ballard High School, Zach Caggins plays on both the basketball team and the golf team. While at basketball practice, a teammate collided with Zach, causing Zach's knee to twist and tear his ACL. After surgery, he…
Shari Cummins underwent a left knee replacement. With using two different rehab facilities before choosing KORT for her home and outpatient physical therapy, she was able to fully experience distinguished care provided by…
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Vestibular dysfunction can take away independence and safety by affecting your equilibrium and sense of balance. Symptoms include exaggerated sense of motion, lack of coordinated movement, dizziness, vertigo, nausea and vomiting, difficulty with walking, motion sickness, blurred vision with head movement, an inability to visually concentrate and/or sensitivity to busy environments.
Common vestibular conditions include: Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), Meniere's, Unilateral/Bilateral vestibular weakness or Vestibulopathy, Vestibular neuritis, Labyrinthitis, and Mal de Barquement Syndrome (MdDS) (sensation of movement that lasts more than a few days that is common after cruises and airplane travel).
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is one of the most common causes of vertigo and can be characterized by the sudden sensation that you're spinning or that your head is spinning inside. BPPV often is described as brief episodes of dizziness, ranging from mild to intense, and is often triggered by changes in the position of your head, turning over in bed, or sitting up quickly. BPPV symptoms are due to displaced crystals of calcium, called otoconia, that have collected within a part of the inner ear. Head movements cause the displaced otoconia to shift, sending false signals to the brain.
About 20% of all dizziness is due to BPPV. In older people, about 50% of the time their dizziness is due to BPPV. Treatment for BPPV can be successful within just a few visits. Specific body and head movements can be performed to move the crystals out of the canal.
Vestibular Rehabilitation (VRT) is an exercise-based group of approaches designed to decrease dizziness, improve ability to stabilize vision, and retrain aspects of postural control due to vestibular dysfunction. Our vestibular specialists are trained in a variety of maneuvers and methods to treat vestibular dysfunction, including the Epley maneuver, Canalith repositioning, Brandt-Daroff, Semont's liberatory maneuver, and many others. KORT has more than two dozen locations with physical therapists that have completed vestibular rehabilitation training by The American Institute of Balance (AIB).
If you'd like to learn more about balance disorders, their causes, and effective treatment strategies, the National Institutes of Health website has useful information about Balance Disorders.