If you suffer from (vestibular) conditions such as Vertigo, dizziness, nausea, MdDS (Mal de Débarquement Syndrome, Vestibular Migrains, Meniere’s Disease and others, you may benefit from a type of physical therapy known as vestibular rehabilitation.
The interaction between the vestibular system, visual system and proprioceptive system and the brain is responsible for practically every function within your body. When this function is hindered, it can cause all sorts of problems.
And now, TurningPoint Medical Group is at the cutting edge in vestibular rehab. We have come up with an innovative and groundbreaking method of treating the various conditions involved with the vestibular system. Literally, we train the brain to heal itself. This new ground-breaking treatment is called HDVR™ (High Definition Vestibular Rehabilitation).
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Read on to learn more about our unique, groundbreaking HDVR™ therapy and the vestibular rehabilitation services we offer right here, in Colorado Springs, CO:
TurningPoint’s HVDR™ Therapy: Game-Changing Vestibular Rehab
At TurningPoint Medical Group, we are excited to be the only medical providers in Colorado Springs to offer HDVR™ (High Definition Vestibular Rehabilitation).
The treatments and technology have produced amazing outcomes for patients suffering from any number of vestibular problems. It’s literally been a game-changer in the physical therapy world.
Our HDVR™ Therapy works by using an automated multi-axle rotational chair (Gyrostim from Ultrathera) and professional cognitive motor training systems (SMARTfit®) combined with proprioceptive exercises. Gyrostim is controlled through the use of a computer, to customize motion protocols and to ensure precision. (The chair) HDVR™ therapy combines stimulation of the vestibular system, proprioception and visual system, treating targeted areas of the brain, the vestibular nuclei in the brain stem. The activity in the vestibular nuclei stimulates the hippocampus of the brain which produces neuroplasticity, the brains amazing capacity to heal itself. You can think of it as hitting the reset button on the brain.
Please note that not all patients are a candidate for HDVR™ therapy. Also, HDVR™ therapy is just one piece of your overall rehabilitation plan and used in conjunction with other physical therapies. It’s important to consult with one of our trained medical professionals at TurningPoint to determine the best care plan care for you.
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Vestibular Rehab Overview Video
In this video, physical therapist, Markus Ernst, explains what’s unique about the vestibular rehabilitation program at TurningPoint Medical group …
What Is Vestibular Rehabilitation?
The vestibular system involves the inner ear. Damage to the brain or vestibular system can lead to a wide variety of problems, including balance issues. The vestibular system also plays a role in the brain’s ability to heal itself. We also call this neuroplasticity. With vestibular rehabilitation (similar to brain rehabilitation), we use exercise-based therapy to stimulate the brain’s vestibular system to help alleviate both primary and secondary problems caused by damage to the brain and or vestibular system. You can think of it as basically physical therapy for the brain.
Types of Disorders Treated:
The following are several common medical conditions we can treat with vestibular rehabilitation:
- MdDS (Mal de Débarquement Syndrome
- vestibular migrains
- Meniere’s Disease
Additionally, we’ve used HDVR™ to enhance the athletic performance of elite athletes with notable results. This includes those competing in USA Boxing, USA Rugby, the NHL, NFL, MLB, UFC, and even the Olympics.
Does Vestibular Rehabilitation Replace Other Brain Treatments?
Vestibular rehabilitation is not a replacement for other brain treatments. On the contrary, we make great efforts to work closely with other medical professionals who are part of your coordinated care.
Additionally, we offer a full spectrum of medical services at TurningPoint Medical Group to complement your overall care.
Are Vestibular Conditions Ever Reversed?
Unfortunately, most damages to the vestibular system will likely remain damaged. But there are condition what can be completely reversed. Therapy works to create compensation. This is a way to teach the brain to use other senses to compensate for the damage done to the vestibular system. Compensation is sped up through vestibular rehabilitation. You might be one of the lucky people who experience natural compensation over time. However, even you can benefit from a quicker recovery with therapy.
How Effective Is Vestibular Rehabilitation?
Vestibular rehab has proven to be highly effective. Of the (1,000s) thousands of patients we’ve treated, there isn’t one who hasn’t experienced some improvement in their condition.
Sometimes, a balance disorder can be the result of a brain injury, such as concussion. With treatment, patients with concussions are getting back on the playing field quicker.
Please do be aware, though, that outcomes can vary for every patient. Always talk to a trained medical professional at TurningPoint Medical Group about realistic outcomes.
How Long Does Vestibular Rehabilitation Take?
Each case is different. Meaning some people see results after only therapy session. Others, require many sessions to get their desired result.
How Much Does Vestibular Rehabilitation Cost?
Vestibular rehab is considered physical therapy. This means it is often covered by health insurance. We accept nearly every major insurance.
When Should You Start Vestibular Rehabilitation?
In most cases, the sooner you can seek rehabilitation, the better. However, patients who had strokes even years prior have had good results with vestibular rehabilitation. When it comes to concussions, it’s best for them to seek therapy within 36 hours of their injury. When this happens, you can be back out on the field and cleared to practice within a week, depending on the severity of the concussion.
Get Help Today!
Call us today to learn more about our vestibular rehabilitation services right here in Colorado Springs, CO. Your initial consultation is free and treatments are covered by most insurances.