Assessment and treatment utilizing video oculography
If you have experienced symptoms of dizziness or vertigo, a trained physical therapist can help determine the cause and treat your problems.
Using infrared goggles, your physical therapist is able to watch your eyes for movement dysfunctions in various positions to determine if you have a disorder such as Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV). BPPV is one of the most common causes for dizziness and vertigo. Other common causes for vertigo include: Meniere’s Disease, viruses, Perilymphatic Fistula, migraines, medications, age related changes to the central nervous system and cervicogenic (coming from the neck).
If you are experiencing dizziness or vertigo, contact your primary care provider to see if a referral for vestibular evaluation will help you resolve your symptoms.
What to expect at your first appointment?
We ask that you refrain from eating several hours prior to your first appointment. Some of the procedures may provoke your dizziness and nausea and you will feel better with an empty stomach. On your first visit, you will be asked a detailed history of your symptoms. We will then perform some basic screening exams to rule out any issues beyond our scope of practice. You will be taken through a series of positions to determine the best treatment for you. The evaluation and treatment are performed concurrently.
You should have someone available to drive you home in case your symptoms have not completely resolved. Your plan of care will be determined based on the findings of your evaluation. The treatment may be quick, with only 1-2 visits, or may require more visits to address your balance or more complex problems.