Vestibular Therapy In Columbia

Discover the Power of Vestibular Therapy in Columbia

At our clinic, we believe in delivering unparalleled care to our patients. That’s why our approach to Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy stands out from the rest. With a strong emphasis on personalized attention and expertise, we ensure that every patient receives the highest level of care. Here’s what sets us apart:

One-on-One Care

Our dedicated physical therapists provide individualized treatment, focusing solely on you and your needs. Unlike many other clinics, we prioritize the importance of personalized attention throughout your journey to recovery.

Doctorates of Physical Therapy (DPTs)

Rest assured, your care is in the hands of highly qualified professionals. All our therapists hold Doctorate degrees in Physical Therapy, ensuring that you receive treatment from experts who possess extensive knowledge and expertise.

Uncovering the Root Problem

Our primary goal is to address the underlying causes of your condition, not just alleviate symptoms. By targeting the root problem, we strive to help you achieve a level of wellness that surpasses your previous state.

What is Vestibular Therapy?

Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy is a specialized form of physical therapy designed to effectively treat vestibular disorders. Our comprehensive approach includes manual head maneuvers and a progressive program tailored to reduce vertigo, dizziness, visual issues, imbalance, falls, and balance-related challenges.

Understanding the Vestibular System

Your vestibular system plays a crucial role in detecting head position and motion, enabling you to react swiftly to any changes. It encompasses:

  • Inner Ear Organs
  • Vestibular Centers
  • Peripheral Vestibular Nervous Systems

Benefits of Vestibular Therapy in Columbia

Vestibular Rehabilitation is highly recommended for individuals diagnosed with various vestibular conditions, including:

  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
  • Vestibular Neuritis/Labyrinthitis
  • Unilateral Vestibular Hypofunction
  • Vestibular Migraine
  • Persistent postural perceptual dizziness (PPPD)
  • Mal de Debarquement (MdDS)
  • Cervicogenic Dizziness
  • Post Concussion Syndrome
  • Meniere’s Disease
  • Neurological conditions (e.g., stroke, traumatic brain injury)
  • Deconditioning of the vestibular system due to aging or inactivity
  • And many other vestibular conditions

Is Vestibular Therapy Right for You?

Determining whether Vestibular Therapy is suitable for your condition requires a comprehensive evaluation by our experienced team. We will assess the progression, onset, and symptoms of your condition, considering your medical history. Our evaluation may include:

  • Reflex tests and central neurological testing
  • Cranial Nerve Tests
  • Cervical tests
  • Assessment of visual oculomotor functions
  • Balance testing
  • Gait assessment
  • Table position testing
  • Nystagmus observation using Frenzel or Infrared Goggle tests

Based on the assessment results, our physical therapist will develop a tailored treatment plan to address any deficiencies and improve your symptoms and daily functioning.

Embrace Your Journey to Recovery

While the exercises in vestibular rehabilitation can be quickly learned, consistency is key to success. We recommend performing the exercises at least 2-3 times per day. We understand that incorporating these exercises into a busy schedule can be challenging, but it’s crucial for optimal results. To make it easier, we encourage patients to create a dedicated schedule.

During the initial stages, you may experience a slight increase in symptoms, indicating that the exercises are being performed correctly and effectively stimulating your vestibular system. Over time and with persistent effort, your symptoms will improve, becoming less severe.

Customized Treatment for Lasting Results

Every patient’s vestibular rehabilitation program is unique, tailored to address specific impairments and individual needs. We offer specialized exercises and techniques that encompass three essential categories of central-brain compensation:

  • Adaptation
  • Habituation
  • Substitution

Begin Your Journey to Recovery Today

If you’re seeking effective treatment for concussions, dizziness, or vestibular issues, our experienced physical therapy team is here for you. We provide personalized vestibular rehabilitation programs designed to meet your unique needs. Take the first step towards recovery by scheduling an appointment with us today!

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KT Altman

I have been working with the terrific team at Ascent for over a year, primarily Jim, Casey, and Manya. The staff are very professional and have a specific client focus concerning individual needs. I am enjoying my time working on balance and strength issues. 

Laurette Burdyl

Dr. Jim Floyd and his staff are very professional, skilled, and dedicated to helping you achieve your goals.  Since going I have increased my core strength, improved my balance and greatly reduced the pain in my shoulder and hip due to arthritis. I very much appreciate the one on one therapy which allows much more customization and individual attention rather than being part of group  (one size fits all!)  All of the staff are personable, professional and caring – I highly recommend this group! 


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