Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT) is a treatment for individuals with dizziness (vertigo) as the result of dysfunction of the vestibular system. The vestibular system is the portion of the inner ear responsible for detecting head movement and helping to maintain balance. When there is a problem within the vestibular system the result is the feeling of "dizziness" or "rocking & swaying". VRT has been demonstrated to be a highly effective treatment for most individuals with inner ear disorders and can be significantly more effective in resolving symptoms of dizziness that generic exercises or medications. VRT is a customized, exercise-based program for reducing or eliminating the sensations of dizziness or imbalance as well as improving balance and reducing risk for falls.
Element Physical Therapy is able to provide this specialized care for dizziness because of their specialized training and because they have the only state-of-the-art equipment in Western Montana to help identify the specific causes of your dizziness problem. One piece of equipment, the NeuroCom SMART EquiTest®, is used to determine how much your balance is affected by your dizziness. Another specialized piece of equipment used to help identify the source of you dizziness are VNG (video nystagmography) goggles. This exceptional equipment in combination with the specially trained physical therapists, Amy Downing and Kelsey Turner, at Element Physical therapy can provide you and your physician with the answers you need regarding your balance and/or dizziness and are also able to effectively treat the problem. Contact Us for any questions you may have or to schedule an appointment.