Are you dizzy? Does the room spin? Are you unsteady on your feet? If yes, you might have a problem with your vestibular system.
Dizziness and vertigo are a coming problem for people as they age, however treatment is available to help return you back to your normal daily life. It is estimated that as many as 35 percent of adults aged 40 years and older in the United States have experienced problems with their vestibular system.
The vestibular system is located in your inner ear and communicates with the brain information about head position, motion and your body’s orientation. The system works to help control balance, coordination and eye movements. When there is a problem with this system, you could experience a variety of symptoms such as the sensation of the room spinning, dizziness, imbalance and motion sensitivity.
The Carlisle Place has two specially trained vestibular therapists who can evaluate and treat a variety of vestibular disorders. They can help patients get back on their feet and participating in activities they enjoy.
Celina Moon PT, DPT, graduated with her doctorate of physical therapy from the University of Rhode Island and specializes in orthopedic and vestibular rehabilitation.
Robyn Baker OTR/L, CLT is a Lancaster native, as well as an Army veteran. She graduated from Indiana University with highest distinction in 1994 with a bachelor of science in occupational therapy. Bajer is a certified lymphedema therapist and is certified in the use of physical agent modalities. Specialty areas of practice include lymphedema, general orthopedics and the treatment of vertigo and concussion.
If you are experiencing issues with your vestibular system, you can ask your physician for a referral to the Carlisle Place for an evaluation.
Stacey Hicks, PT, cert MDT, CLT LANA, is the owner of Carlisle Place Physical Therapy and Wellness Center in Jefferson. She attended University of New England in Biddeford, Maine, graduating with a bachelor of science in physical therapy in 1996. In addition to her certification in the McKenzie Method of mechanical diagnosis, she is also a nationally certified lymphedema therapist (CLT LANA). Carlisle Place Physical Therapy can be reached directly at (603) 586-4100, by fax (603) 586-0084, or go to carlisleplacerehab.net for more information.