What does a Physical Therapist do?
A physical therapist is a trained and licensed medical professional with experience in diagnosing physical abnormalities, restoring physical function and mobility, maintaining physical function, and promoting physical activity and proper function.
Our Physical Therapists are Experts in Treating these Conditions:
- Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
- Acute and Chronic Dizziness
- Cervicogenic Dizziness
- Cervical Whiplash Injuries
- Motion Sickness
- Mal de Debarquement
- Neurological Disorders
- Balance Programs
Why Physical Therapy for Dizziness and Imbalance?
Research has shown vestibular therapy to be the most effective treatment for concussions and general dizziness and imbalance problems. Oftentimes a person is given medication for dizziness which works to suppress the vestibular system when in fact you want to increase activity of the vesitbular system. Physical therapy uses information from the Medical Evaluation, Diagnostic Test, and completes the testing with it’s own objective measures.
NDBC uses Computerized Dynamic Posturography (CDP) for objectively measuring the functionality of our patients’ three sensory inputs (visual, inner ear, sense of touch in feet) for baseline testing in our concussion program, and when they are entering our Vestibular and Neurological rehabilitation programs. This establishes a starting point for the patient for their rehabilitation program and enables us to re-test the patient after a month to see how they are progressing. This gives us immediate feedback on the overall effectiveness of a patient’s individualized therapy program and helps us to fine tune each patient’s program to maximize results.