Capstone Physical Therapy and Fitness: Vestibular rehabilitation

    Capstone Physical Therapy and Fitness is a full-service Physical Therapy practice with three locations in Morrisville, N.E. Philadelphia, and Southampton. All three offices have physical therapists who are trained in vestibular rehabilitation, which includes dizziness, vertigo and post-concussion syndrome.

    Jaquelyn Bamberski brings expertise in treating vestibular and concussion patients to Capstone. All therapists are certified through The American Institute of Balance in treatment of vestibular dysfunction and concussion. All evaluations including thorough analysis of peripheral and central nervous systems to determine the cause of vestibular dysfunction. After determining a specific physical therapy diagnosis, the patient is given an individualized program with one-on-one education and guidance. While at Capstone each patient will be followed by one therapist throughout their course of treatment.

    Our vestibular system comprises three separate parts. First is visual feedback from your environment, second is sensory input from lower extremities to the floor, and third is vestibular system or the inner ear. The inner ear tells our brain where we are in space and if there is a dysfunction it will make our brain think we are moving in one direction when it actually is the opposite direction.

    For example, some individuals suffer from vertigo or benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). Generally, people get dizzy with certain positions (getting out of bed). Most commonly this is caused by otoconia or “crystals” which become loose in our inner ear and make our brain think we are moving when we are actually still. Physical therapy is a very successful treatment for this condition with most patients improving after 1-2 full visits. 

    Our focus is to help patients restore function and be confident with their everyday activities. For a consultation, please call 215-677-1149. 

    PHOTO CAP: Jacqueline performing repositioning maneuver

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