Maximum's highly trained therapists evaluate the patient's balance, gait, posture and the patient's compensatory habits and responses. After the evaluation, our therapists will design a specific individualized balance therapy treatment plan of exercises and retraining for the head, body and eyes to retrain the vestibular system.
"Vestibular rehabilitation therapy (VRT) is an exercise-based program designed to promote central nervous system compensation for inner ear deficits.
When the vestibular organs are damaged with disease or injury, the brain can no longer rely on them for accurate information about equilibrium and motion, often resulting in dizziness,
vertigo, balance problems, and other symptoms. Many people are able to recover from these symptoms on their own after a few weeks of normal activity because the brain has adapted with a process
called vestibular compensation.
However, if the vestibular compensation process is not successful, a person's ability to maintain posture and coordinate balance may become overly dependent on input from the eyes (vision) and muscles and joints (proprioception). In addition, the person may develop new patterns of head and body movement in an attempt to avoid dizziness and nausea. For example, a person with a vestibular disorder might adopt an exaggerated hip sway as a method of balancing, swivel the entire body rather than just the head when turning to look at something, or always look down at the floor to avoid what appears to be a confusing swirl of activity. Unfortunately, these strategies can make vestibular compensation even more difficult, worsening symptoms and often causing headache, muscle tension, and fatigue.
The goal of VRT is to retrain the brain to recognize and process signals from the vestibular system in coordination with vision and proprioception. This often involves desensitizing the balance system to movements that provoke symptoms." - Vestibular Disorders Association
If you have been searching for "physical therapy near me," call us today. We welcome patients from Chicago, Evergreen Park, Oak Lawn, Munster, Chicago Ridge, South Chicago and nearby locations.
Maximum Home Health Care, Inc. seeks a Health Services Sales and marketing person to grow the business
Must have two years experience in Home Health Care sales.
Apply with confidence