Vertigo, Vestibular Dysfunction, Dizziness, Age-Related Balance Disorders, BPPV
Balance and vestibular disorders are very common among the general population, especially with aging. Vestibular vertigo has been shown to have a 7.4% lifetime prevalence in the general population, and was three times more likely to be found in the elderly and in females. Additional research shows that 35% of Americans over the age of forty have experienced vestibular dysfunction, and those with vestibular dysfunction are at a 12-fold increased risk of falling. For those with vestibular disorders, skilled vestibular rehabilitation performed by a physical or occupational therapist is the current standard of care.
Why Motion Stability?
At Motion Stability, our goal is to improve your quality of life and keep you safe while doing so. We know that balance is a complex process with many components including your muscles, joints, sensation, vision, and inner ear. Under our model, every one of your appointments will be spent one-on-one with a Doctor of Physical Therapy, who will take the time to perform a thorough examination of the many body systems that might be contributing to your balance issues. We will pick interventions and exercises tailored to your needs, and help you learn management strategies to continue safely improving your balance at home, even once you have been discharged from physical therapy.
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