Puget Sound ENT is here to help you live life to the fullest through vestibular rehabilitation therapy.

The vestibular system is the part of the inner ear that helps control balance. The Vestibular/Balance system shares the same nerve as the hearing system called your vestibulocochlear nerve (the VIII cranial nerve). If your inner ear is damaged by disease or injury, you may benefit from Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT) at Puget Sound ENT. VRT is an exercise-based therapy program used to treat balance and dizziness disorders based on the body’s natural ability to compensate for balance problems by optimizing the brain’s connections from your inner ear, eyes and body. Our therapists take the time to evaluate each patient using specialized goggles and perform objective tests necessary to properly diagnose and develop an individualized treatment plan. Home exercises will be distributed reassuring the brain retains information and practices strategies needed for long-term management of any balance/vestibular condition.

Our certified Vestibular Physical Therapists help our patients with imbalance and dizziness symptoms to feel empowered to effectively manage their condition independently and learn strategies to live a functional life—so they can participate in the things they love. We strive to educate patients, so they may be proactive in their healthcare and communicate with other providers to give efficient and quality care through multidisciplinary approach if necessary. Our evidence-based, solutions-focused approach to care and balance restoration aims for long-term results and learned behavior that lasts.


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Patients’ who experience balance problems including Labyrinthitis, Migraine, Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), Unilateral or Bilateral Hypofunction, Perilymph Fistula, Ototoxicity, Persistent Postural Perceptual Dizziness (3PD), concussion symptoms (acute and persistent) and more would benefit from Vestibular Rehabilitation at Puget Sound ENT.
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We focus on evidence-based objective measures for diagnosing a central or peripheral vestibular disorder and provide everyone with an individualized treatment plan that can be employed anywhere, anytime to help them feel stabilized and independent managing their symptoms.
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Our certified Physical Therapists specialize in Balance and Vestibular Rehabilitation, using evidence-based guidelines when creating patients’ care pathways that maximize motor and sensory function and reduce balance limitations.
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The care team at Puget Sound ENT respects our patients’ time, taking a personal interest in their well-being. We strive for accessibility, working hard to set up appointments and procedures as soon as possible.

FAQs

Who would benefit from Vestibular Rehabilitation?

If you experience positional vertigo, dizziness, headaches, nausea or symptoms related to movement, have a history of falls, motion sensitivity, experience poor balance, have Labyrinthitis or Vestibular Neuritis, Concussion related symptoms, Acoustic Neuroma, etc. you would benefit from our comprehensive treatment program. If you’re unsure of the issue, feel free to make an appointment with us; through an in-depth consultation, we will determine the best treatment plan for you.

What does a Vestibular Rehabilitation therapy program look like?

It’s different for every person and depends of the impairment you’re experiencing. Our expert therapists will design a program that arms you with the tools and strategies needed to live life feeling more balanced and to optimize your functions. We employ a series of balance strategies, sensory organization techniques, habituation exercises, and individualized home exercise programs to help you maximize the benefits of your therapy program.

How do I get started?

Get started today by contacting Puget Sound ENT and scheduling your first appointment. Our in-house certified Vestibular Physical Therapists will evaluate each patient by performing in-depth testing to diagnose the condition and will develop a customized treatment plan that helps you start to return to a more functional and optimal life.

The best patient care is put into practice every day at Puget Sound ENT — we consider it a privilege to serve you.
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