This specialized form of physical therapy at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center is designed to assess and treat patients with a variety of vestibular and balance disorders. Patients, who suffer from such symptoms as vertigo/dizziness, nausea, and imbalance, find that once they attend the program, their dizziness is decreased, their balance improves, their falls minimize, and they see an increase to their functional capability.
Common diagnoses treated include: Vertigo, Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), Labyrinthitis/Vestibular Neuritis, Meniere's Disease (if medically well treated), Acoustic Neuroma, Vestibular Ototoxicity (inner ear problems resulting from overexposure to antibiotics), Stroke and Vascular insufficiencies, Age-related Disequilibrium, Head Trauma, and Degenerative CNS Disorders.
A comprehensive evaluation is included in this therapy program, as well as vestibular adaptation exercises to improve vision with head movement, and postural stabilization exercises to improve balance strategies – canalith/particle repositioning maneuvers for BPPV.
Physical Therapy services require a prescription from your primary care physician or specialist, requesting a Physical Therapy Vestibular Evaluation and Treatment.
For additional information or to make an appointment, please contact:
St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson: 973.754.2960