Physical therapy for vestibular rehab in Bedford Stuyvesant, New York

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Bedford Stuyvesant, New York, Luna’s physical therapists specialize in vestibular rehab. No matter how long you’ve struggled with balance, vertigo, or dizziness, our PTs can formulate a vestibular rehab plan that’s personalized to your needs and goals.

Best of all, with Luna, patients can receive vestibular rehab therapy wherever it’s most convenient. Our physical therapists come to you — it’s physical therapy, delivered.

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What is vestibular rehab?

Patients with vestibular disorders — or inner ear/balance disorders — often experience chronic problems with imbalance, dizziness, visual disturbances, and vertigo. Secondary symptoms such as vomiting, fatigue, and an inability to concentrate can occur as well.

Unsurprisingly, vestibular conditions can reduce quality of life and make basic day-to-day living more difficult. Fortunately, vestibular rehab has been shown to alleviate these symptoms and restore quality of life.

Vestibular rehab is a specialized form of physical therapy designed to reduce dizziness, instability, and vertigo. While rehab alone cannot restore vestibular function if it’s been lost due to illness or injury, it can help patients to restore functioning through compensation.

Source: Vestibular

Who can benefit from vestibular rehab?

Typically, a doctor will recommend vestibular rehab if a patient has been diagnosed with dizziness, vertigo, imbalance, migraines, Meniere’s syndrome, or benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. Patients who have experienced a stroke or another brain injury that causes frequent falling may also be a good fit for vestibular rehab.

Generally speaking, patients with several of the following symptoms can benefit from vestibular rehabilitation: dizziness, blurry vision, neck stiffness, headaches, frequent falls, vertigo, and dizziness.

The most common reasons for vestibular rehab include:

  • Dizziness
  • Vertigo
  • Chronic migraines
  • Meniere’s syndrome
  • Imbalance

Source: Cleveland Clinic

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Physical therapy for vestibular rehab in Bedford Stuyvesant, New York

Vestibular rehab cannot restore vestibular function. It can, however, promote compensation that can help the patient to go about their daily life more safely and comfortably. Every vestibular rehab program begins with a comprehensive clinical examination, which is necessary to identify problems related to the vestibular disorder.

Once the examination is complete, a physical therapist can prescribe an exercise routine comprised of one or more of the following three methods: habituation, gaze stabilization, and balance training.

Habituation exercises are primarily concerned with treating symptoms of dizziness — in particular, dizziness as a result of sudden head movement. Habituation exercises require that the patient repeats the movement that provokes their dizziness again and again until the brain learns to ignore the abnormal signals from the inner ear.

Gaze stabilization exercises help improve control of eye movements. They are often recommended for patients who can’t see clearly because their vision “bounces” or “jumps around.” Gaze stabilization exercises may require the patient to hold their gaze on an object as it moves around.

Finally, balance training exercises improve steadiness so that daily activities can be performed safely and comfortably.

Source: Vestibular
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Frequently asked questions

Where are Luna therapists seeing patients?

Across the Bedford Stuyvesant area, our therapists are at your service for in-home physical therapy sessions. In every neighborhood we operate in, we strive to deliver physical therapy at your doorstep, ensuring the utmost convenience for your PT experience.

Is physical therapy covered by insurance?

Luna works with a wide range of insurance plans, managing the benefits verification process on your behalf. When you choose Luna, your co-pay will always match the exact amount specified by your insurance plan for visiting a PT clinic. We're proud to accept all major insurances and Medicare.

Is there a waiting list for new patients?

Absolutely not—we're committed to simplifying the process for patients to start their physical therapy. New patients are always welcome, and in most cases, the initial at-home physical therapy session can be scheduled within just 48 hours of signing up. Our therapists are available from 6:30 am to 8:30 pm, seven days a week, ensuring convenience for our patients. Check Availability.

Who are Luna’s physical therapists?

Therapists practicing with Luna are experienced—they’ve been treating patients for a minimum of 3 years, but often considerably more. Each therapist completes a thorough interview process and background check. And we only work with therapists who are committed to providing high-quality care to their patients.

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