Feeling “dizzy” is the third reason people over the age of 65 and number 1 reason people over the age of 70 seek medical attention. Medical management or surgery is usually not indicated or even helpful. In many of these patient’s cases, vestibular physical therapy can be very helpful in minimizing and even resolving their symptoms. 50% over the age of 65 will develop a particular type of dizziness that can be alleviated with only one therapy session.
Chronic Vestibular Disorder- includes the parts of the inner ear and brain that process the sensory information involved with controlling balance and eye movements. Recurring dizziness/ vertigo can vary in intensity with in a year or more time span. Most of the time this disorder is a result of disease or trauma. Treatment for chronic vestibular takes more time to cure. Our physical therapist Todd Salvo, treats vestibular disorders and vertigo as well.
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is one of the most common causes of vertigo. It’s the sudden sensation that you are spinning or that inside of your head is spinning. Our physical therapist Todd Salvo is able to treat and resolve this condition in 1 session 95% of the time.
Todd Salvo, PT, has been successfully helping people with dizziness and balance problems for years. He learned his rehabilitation techniques from Dr. Richard Clendaniel, PT/PHD, who is an assistant professor at Duke University and previously was the director of Vestibular Rehabilitation at John Hopkins Hospital.