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1924 Arlington Blvd., Ste. 100
Charlottesville, VA 22903
• PHONE: 434-823-7628 • FAX: 434-823-7681
5690 Three Notch'd. Rd., Suite 107
Crozet, VA 22932
"I have seen Laura, Kohl, Elizabeth, Heidi and Krista
over the years. Each experience was the same: very knowledgeable and compassionate staff that
helped me get back to my desired activities quickly.
They make it fun, too!” -Barbara Kraft
If you experience dizziness, you may have problems with your vestibular system, one of your body’s main balance systems. Symptoms that your vestibular system is not performing as it should include vertigo (the illusion you are moving when you are standing still), imbalance, dizziness, frequent falls, and headaches. Second only to low back pain, these are the symptoms that bring most people to physical therapists. In our initial examination, we will investigate if your vertigo is being caused by out-of-place inner ear crystals. If you have been diagnosed with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) we can treat this and cure it. Dizziness, the sensation of being lightheaded, can be caused by a number of factors including high or low blood pressure, medications and poor prescription glasses. We will provide tests to help determine the cause of your dizziness and then custom-design a program to treat it. Other conditions we routinely treat include Meniere’s Disease, dizziness from neck pain (cervicogenic dizziness), low functioning vestibular systems and dizziness from your central nervous system. We will help analyze your risk of falls and offer you strategies to prevent future falls.
Physical therapy can help improve the following symptoms and conditions: