Vestibular & Balance Rehabiliation

What is Vestibular & Balance Rebabiliation

Vestibular Vestibular and balance rehabilitation is a form of physical therapy designed to treat disorders of the inner ear and/or central nervous system. Common symptoms associated with these disorders include; dizziness, vertigo, lightheadedness, postural instability, motion sickness, gait (walking) abnormalities, sensation of tilting, frequent falls or near falls and oscillopsia (jumping of vision).

VestibularThere are many types of disorders which can cause the above symptoms. Vestibular neuritis or labyrinthitis, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), unilateral or bilateral vestibular hypofunction and Meniere’s disease are all disorders affecting the inner ear. Central disorders include: Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injury, concussion, stroke, etc. There are also other causes of dizziness and balance problems such as cervicogenic dizziness (stemming from the cervical spine), migraine, anxiety, disuse disequilibrium and side effects from medications.

Vestibular EarVestibular and balance rehab can significantly decrease and/or eliminate the above symptoms and return patients to higher levels of function. When attending a session you will be evaluated by a physical therapist that has specialized training in treating these disorders. Once a treatment plan is developed, you will work one on one with the therapist in order to achieve your goals. The therapy works by teaching vestibular compensation exercises, resetting calcium carbonate crystals in the inner ear which have dislodged, improving postural stability, improving visual tracking and/or gait training depending on the deficits found.

Vestibular & balance therapy is available at the following locations and times:

OSPTA - Charleroi

OSPTA Charleroi
625 Lincoln Avenue
N. Charleroi, PA 15022
T: (724) 483-4886
F: (724) 483-0519

Office Hours:
Monday - 9:00-7:00pm
Tuesday - 8:00-4:00pm
Wednesday - 9:00-7:00pm
Thursday - 8:00-2:00pm

OSPTA - Jefferson / Pleasant Hills

OSPTA Pleasant Hills
710 Clairton Blvd.
Suite 2
Pleasant Hills, PA 15236
T: (412) 655-4252
F: (412) 655-4253

Office Hours:
Monday - 8:00am-7:00pm
Tuesday - 8:00am-3:00pm
Wednesday - 8:00am-7:00pm
Friday - 9:00am-2:00pm

OSPTA - Squirrel Hill

OSPTA Squirrel Hill
1154 Greenfield Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
T: (412) 422-7022
F: (412) 421-5071

Office Hours:
Monday - 7:30am-7:30pm
Thursday - 7:30am-7:30pm
Friday - 7:30am-7:30pm

OSPTA - Mt. Lebanon

OSPTA Mt. Lebanon
1145 Bower Hill Rd., Suite 101
Pittsburgh, PA 15243
T: (412) 276-6637
F: (412) 276-2206

Office Hours:
Monday - 11:00am-8:00pm
Tuesday - 7:00am-12:00pm
Wednesday - 11:00am-8:00pm
Thursday - 7:00am-12:00pm
Friday - 7:00am-7:00pm