Specialized therapy to treat vertigo, or dizziness
Our experts, including a vestibular rehabilitation-certified physical therapist, use the most current techniques to treat vertigo effectively. Treatment plans often involve retraining the body’s balance system to perform actions without dizziness or vertigo. Underlying causes of vertigo include head injuries and inner ear infections or inflammation. However, 80 to 90 percent of true vertigo is caused by benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), according to the American Neurological Association.
Available vertigo therapy services include:
- Vestibular rehabilitation therapy (VRT), a type of physical therapy designed to minimize dizziness, improve balance and prevent falls
- customized rehabilitation programs designed to meet a patient’s specific needs, goals and fitness level
- restoring normal function of the vestibular system – a network that relies on the eyes, brain, muscles, joints and inner ear all working together to maintain equilibrium
Physical therapy is customized to address each patient’s unique vertigo symptoms and triggers. BPPV typically is treated with physical therapy and specific maneuvers and exercises. Treatment includes clinic sessions under the direction of the therapist, home exercises and follow-up evaluations.
Make an appointment
If you or a family member is experiencing vertigo, ask your physician for a referral to the vertigo rehabilitation experts at Blount Memorial Total Rehabilitation. For more information, call the center nearest you.
How to reach us
Total Rehabilitation at Alcoa
266 Joule Street
Alcoa, TN 37701
Total Rehabilitation at Maryville
829 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway
Maryville, TN 37804
Total Rehabilitation at Tellico West
110 Deer Crossing
Vonore, TN 37885
Total Rehabilitation at Springbrook
220 Associates Blvd.
Alcoa, TN 37701