Balance disorders often indicate a problem with the vestibular, or balance, portion of the inner ear. Patients who receive physical therapy often state that they have been dizzy for a long time and wish they would have discovered therapy sooner because the success rate for treatment is high.

Symptoms of a balance disorder include:

  • Dizziness
  • Vertigo
  • Spinning sensation
  • Lightheadedness
  • Loss of balance
  • Disorientation
  • Floating sensation
  • Unsteadiness

If you experience one or more of these symptoms, you may have a balance disorder.

Causes of balance disorders include:

  • Ménière’s disease
  • Ear infections and trauma
  • Stroke
  • Head trauma
  • Viruses
  • Neurological disorders

There are tests that can help determine the cause of a balance disorder.

Treatment for balance disorders can include medication, physical therapy or both. Our physical therapists can work with you to help you manage your balance disorder and to improve your quality of life.

How can you take part in balance disorder physical therapy with us?

We offer balance disorder therapy at our North Ridgeville and Amherst locations. We do require a prescription from your doctor. For information about testing and therapy in Amherst, please call 440-960-3400. For North Ridgeville, please call 440-222-4250.