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Weekly Cup of Joe - Episode #51 – Vestibular Rehabilitation

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Good morning and welcome to your Weekly Cup of Joe. My name is Joe King. I'm the owner of Physical Therapy Advantage in North Aurora, and I'm here today to talk to you a little bit about Vestibular Rehabilitation or Balance Therapy. So if you've ever heard about dizziness or vertigo or things like that, we're going to talk a little bit about it. So, are you dizzy or lightheaded? Do you know of someone that is? There can be many causes for dizziness and lightheadedness. Sometimes it can be as simple as a medication change and sometimes it's a little more complex. It could be dealing with your inner ear or the vestibular system. It could be something simple like that, or it could be something a little more complex where it's dealing with your central nervous system. So if you are having issues with balance or dizziness, or lightheadedness, you need to be evaluated for your symptoms that be checked out. And if you didn't know that physical therapists can do that, and they can evaluate for balance and vertigo issues. So I'm going to show a couple pictures as I talk a little bit more.

So here's a picture of your outer ear, middle ear, and then, your inner ear. So an example of a problem with the Vestibular System would be called B.P.P.V or Benign Proximal Positional Vertigo. A person who has B.P.P.V has room spinning dizziness that occurs with position changes like lying in bed, rolling in bed. In your inner ear, there is an organ that sends information to your brain about the position of your head. And so, that is your inner ear and this is a little bit more of a bigger picture of that inner ear, don't worry about the names there. So in your inner ear, there's an organ that sends information to your brain about the position of your head. In this organ, crystals can become displaced or dislodged, changing input into your brain and causing dizziness. Physical Therapists do specific techniques and exercises to move the crystal to get rid of that dizziness. It's quite amazing, and the relief can be almost immediate.

So if you happen to have dizziness or suffer from dizziness, or if you know of someone that is, please don't hesitate to call the clinic. There's going to be a couple links in the box below on Vertigo and Balanced Therapy and dizziness, so go ahead and check those out also. But always, like I said, just call the clinic if you're dealing with any issues with lightheadedness or dizziness and you want to get those checked out, phone number is (630) 892-8003. Thank you very much and we look forward to talking to you and seeing you next week for your Weekly Cup of Joe! Bye.

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