Vertigo Physical Therapy Raleigh-Durham, Fayetteville & Surrounding North Carolina Cities

Vertigo is the sensation of spinning. Even when you’re staying still, you may feel as if you’re moving or the room is moving around you.  

What Is Vertigo?

Vertigo is a sensation of dizziness or that things are spinning around you. People with vertigo may describe their symptoms like lightheadedness or dizziness, which may worsen with movement. Vertigo can be caused by serious problems such as heart conditions or stroke, or it can be from things such as an inner ear imbalance, migraines, or low blood pressure. Vertigo affects around forty percent of adults at some point in their lives. A common condition that physical therapists treat which can improve vertigo symptoms even after one visit is Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV). BPPV symptoms include extreme dizziness with movement such as rolling in bed or standing up. It is caused by a disconnection within the vestibular system, or the inner ear, to the brain. 

Physical Therapy for Vertigo

Physical therapists at BreakThrough Physical Therapy will help to identify the source of vertigo and/or dizziness. We will then work on exercises to help get you moving comfortably again and reduce your symptoms of vertigo. This will be a gradual process and you and your physical therapist will work as a team to progress things at a pace right for you. If you have BPPV, physical therapy will focus on the goal of eliminating your dizziness with movement. This can occur pretty quickly and will involve maneuvers to solve the issue in your inner ear. 

Solutions and Treatments for Vertigo

What is the best treatment for vertigo? Vertigo treatment strategies depend on why you have symptoms in the first place. If the source of your symptoms is a serious issue such as a stroke or heart condition, any qualified healthcare provider will refer you to the best specialist. You will undergo testing to determine the source of your vertigo. 

How Physical Therapy can Treat Vertigo 

If physical therapy treatment for vertigo is recommended, there is great evidence that a treatment plan designed to challenge the inner ear, balance, and the vision to brain connection can improve and prevent vertigo symptoms from returning.  Your physical therapist at BreakThrough Physical Therapy will work one on one with you to deal with your symptoms starting from the first visit. Your exercise program will start gradually so your body can adjust to movement, allowing the poor connection from the inner ear, vision, and balance systems to be restored at a comfortable pace.

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We offer complimentary screens at all BreakThrough PT locations. If you’ve been dealing with a nagging injury or persistent pain, don’t wait any longer.


Here’s what some of our patients had to say

Working with Pierce and the team at Breakthrough Sports Performance has been a major help to our at Athletes at Liberty Soccer Academy. Their knowledge and professionalism is top class.

five stars Andrew Bradham

BreakThrough Sports Performance has been a tremendous help in the development of the ACS U13 Girls Volleyball team. Just a few short weeks of training you can clearly see the positive impact it has had on their bodies and their approach to the importance of training!

five stars Scott Shepard

Coach Pierce has been a great asset to our program. His understanding of building the athlete from a fundamental level is of huge benefit to our athletes. Every athlete feels like they are getting the most out of each training session to improve their individual events.

five stars Lorin Collins

My experience at BreakThrough Sports Performance has been amazing. I’ve been seeing the guys at BreakThrough for 3 years now and feel so much stronger and more mobile swinging the golf club. BreakThrough Sports Performance is different. The trainers will educate you with things you wouldn’t hear anywhere else, like… the importance of your airway…

five stars Jackson Bode

Training at BreakThrough Sports Performance helps me feel my best. Before I started with BreakThrough there were days where I physically felt that I couldn’t perform the way I needed to. Since training at BreakThrough I feel more prepared to tolerate a high volume of tournaments that I couldn’t do before. I injured my back…

five stars Jackson Von Paris

I started working with Breakthrough Sports Performance to help with my back. I was unable to play two rounds in a row but after participating in the golf fitness class I can now play as often as I can without pain. The simple process of a physical assessment, swing assessment and KVest evaluation narrowed down…

five stars Brian

I discovered Breakthrough Sports Performance due to an ankle injury. They were able to see within the first 24 hours which greatly improved my recovery time. They provided me with the right physical therapy and treatment needed to get me back on the court faster. Because of the knowledgeable coaches/trainers, and the excellent facilities, I…

five stars Karsen Corbett

Thank you so much! I love you guys and the care I received!

five stars Zoe BreakThrough PT Patient

We rate BreakThrough Physical Therapy a 10; we are extremely happy! After having received excellent PT in the past, we had no doubt this was the only place we would trust with our son’s recovery. The warm, welcoming environment makes it a comfortable place to receive therapy. This puts him at ease allowing for the…

five stars Mary Y. BreakThrough PT Patient

After just 4 visits…I feel like a brand new person. Before, I could barely walk for 15 minutes without my back screaming in pain. Now I’m zooming through therapy and going on walks at home.

five stars Christy F. BreakThrough PT Patient

Eliminate vertigo with physical therapy.

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