Vestibular disorders cornerstone physical therapy

Vestibular Therapy


Is Dizziness Affecting Your Life?

Discover How Vestibular Therapy Can Help!

In today’s bustling world, maintaining our equilibrium is vital and vestibular therapy can help! Countless individuals across the globe and in Fort Worth experience recurring bouts of dizziness and imbalance, commonly indicative of vestibular disorders. It is estimated that over 35% of adults aged 40 years or older in the U.S. – approximately 69 million Americans – have had vestibular dysfunction at some point in their lives.

Our bodies’ in-built “balancing machine,” the vestibular system, plays a crucial role in maintaining our sense of balance and helping us orient ourselves in space. Located in our inner ear, this system, through a complex system of pathways, ensures our bodies can tell where they are within the environment. The vestibular system, however, can also malfunction, resulting in vertigo, dizziness, vision disturbance, or imbalance.

While vestibular disorders can affect individuals of all ages, the risk significantly increases with age. In fact, approximately 40% of U.S. adults will experience some form of vestibular dysfunction during their lifetime. The progression and severity of these disorders can vary greatly, ranging from mild episodes of dizziness to more severe, chronic conditions that can dramatically impact a person’s quality of life.

Fortunately, vestibular therapy, a specialized form of physical therapy, comes to the rescue when managing and potentially overcoming these disorders. Our highly skilled therapists use tailored exercises to reduce vertigo, dizziness, gaze instability, and/or imbalance and falls. By retraining the brain to utilize other senses to substitute or compensate for dysfunction in the vestibular system, patients often experience significant improvements in their daily lives.

Our expert physical therapists at Cornerstone Physical Therapy in Fort Worth, TX are highly trained in the latest vestibular rehabilitation techniques. They are committed to providing individualized, compassionate care to help you regain control of your life.

Contact us today, and let us help you reclaim your balance!

Understanding Dizziness and What’s Causing It

Vestibular disorders are problems associated with the inner ear and brain that result in dizziness and imbalance. The human vestibular system is a complex network, with the inner ear playing a significant role in providing your brain with information about the position and motion of your body. When this intricate system faces any disruption, it can lead to symptoms such as dizziness, vertigo (a spinning sensation), balance problems, and more.

There are several potential causes for vestibular disorders, including but not limited to:

  • Infections: Both viral and bacterial infections can cause inflammation in the inner ear, affecting your balance.
  • Aging: As we get older, changes in our inner ear and our body’s ability to process balance information can lead to vestibular problems.
  • Head or Ear Injuries: Trauma to the head or ear can damage the inner ear structures, resulting in dizziness or loss of balance.
  • Certain Medications: Some drugs, especially those used to treat high blood pressure or seizures, can affect the vestibular system.
  • Migraines: Some people may experience dizziness or balance issues during or after a migraine.

The good news is physical therapy at Cornerstone Physical Therapy in Fort Worth can help. Vestibular rehabilitation therapy (VRT), a specialized form of physical therapy, is designed to alleviate the symptoms of vestibular disorders. This therapy involves exercises that help the body and brain regain the processing abilities for balance and spatial orientation.

Our therapists trained in VRT will evaluate your symptoms and design a personalized treatment plan to improve your balance, decrease dizziness, and help you get back to your normal life.

Don’t let dizziness keep you from living your life to the fullest. Reach out to us today and take the first step towards balance and stability!


“Thank you Dr. Basem Mankerious for your attention and care. I started with walking on a cane on my first visit to your clinic and upon completion of the therapy you provided me to walk out on my own with no assistant devices. I am delighted that I can walk again after my total hip replacement.”

– Mark H.

I love this place. The doctor, Cody and Diane they make you feel like family real personable. I miss them already: I told them I will be back: I highly highly recommend this place. I trust them and you will too

– Pam W.

Discover the Benefits of Vestibular Therapy in Cornerstone Physical Therapy

Experience the difference of expertly guided Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy right here in Fort Worth, TX. Our skilled physical therapists can help you regain balance and stability, improve your mobility, and return to your daily activities with a renewed sense of confidence.

We start with a comprehensive evaluation by taking an in-depth look at your medical history, including any past illnesses or injuries that may contribute to your current condition. Next, we will use specialized vestibular testing techniques to accurately assess your symptoms and determine your most effective treatment strategy. These tests may include eye movements, balance, coordination, and more assessments.

Our highly trained physical therapists utilize proven strategies for vestibular rehabilitation, including the following techniques:

  • Vestibular Habituation Exercise: These exercises aim to reduce symptoms brought on by specific movements or positions that trigger dizziness or imbalance.
  • Gaze Stabilization Exercise: These exercises help improve control of eye movements so vision can be clear during head movement.
  • Balance Training: Here, we work to enhance balance and stability through a series of exercises designed to challenge and improve your ability to maintain an upright posture.
  • Functional Retraining: We help you incorporate vestibular exercises into daily activities, allowing you to navigate your everyday tasks easily.

Every treatment plan is personalized, designed with your unique needs in mind, and grounded in evidence-based research. Whether it’s a balance issue, dizziness, or vertigo, we have the tools and expertise to guide you toward recovery.

Give us a call at (817) 663-0572 today in Fort Worth and experience the transformative power of Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy at Cornerstone Physical Therapy!

Your Next Steps…

  1. Request An Appointment

  2. Receive A Custom Treatment Plan

  3. Work Hard and Progress In Your Recovery

  4. Recover & Enjoy Life Pain-Free!