Regaining Your Balance
Vestibular disorders originate in the inner ear, resulting in dizziness and loss of balance. There may be a number of possible causes, including disease, injury or aging.
Whatever the underlying cause, these disorders are among the most challenging for individuals to live with. The spinning sensation and sense of imbalance can put those affected at an increased risk of falls and injuries, negatively impacting the quality of life to a significant degree.
In addition, persons with vestibular loss may suffer from secondary symptoms such as muscle tension, stress or fatigue. These symptoms can lead to immobility that delays recovery, as well as panic attacks, avoidance behaviors and space phobia.
About Vestibular Rehabilitation
Through a program of customized home-based activities and exercises, our program helps those affected with this debilitating condition to remain active by:
- Educating patients about the causes of their symptoms and effective strategies to cope with them
- Improving balance and increasing strength
- Reducing the incidence of motion-provoked symptoms and muscular/skeletal restrictions which may hinder recovery
- Decreasing anxiety and depression that is often related to the condition by helping individuals resume their normal activities
Our mission is to provide a comprehensive, medically established program that is focused on improving the function and musculoskeletal limitations of patients who suffer from vestibular loss and dysfunction.
We encourage patients to take a collaborative role approach to their program. Our therapists discuss patients’ functional potential and develop a plan to help patients achieve their goals safely.
You can schedule an appointment by contacting our Woburn office at 781-932-8866 or Wilmington office at 978-988-6027.
Therapy for Post-Concussion Syndrome
A concussion results from events such as falls, car accidents, or sports. Post-concussion syndrome describes the physical, cognitive and emotional symptoms resulting from the concussion. The force to the brain can often cause injury to the neck and the vestibular system (inner ear).
Winchester Hospital/Orthopaedics Plus Rehabilitation Services offers medically established programs designed to allow adults and children who have suffered a concussion to resume the normal activities of life. The focus of the program is to educate, decrease symptoms, improve stability and regain function.
You can schedule an appointment by contacting Winchester Hospital/Orthopaedics Plus Physical Therapy at 781-932-8866.
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