Facts about Vertigo Treatment and Balance Problems



Do you feel off-balance and/or dizzy? Do you feel as though either you or the objects around you are swaying, spinning or moving? If so, you may have Vertigo. Vertigo can lead to nausea and even disability. Vertigo and dizziness problems can cause issues for any aged person, but is quite common in seniors. This article will go into further detail about vertigo treatment and balance problems.

Statistics: Dizziness affects 1/3rd of people aged 65 or older. From 2001 to 2004 over 35% of people aged 40+ (over 69 millions American) had vestibular dysfunction. Over 8 million Americans have chronic problems with balance while an additional 2.4 million report problems with dizziness (chronic). YOU ARE NOT ALONE. There is HOPE, call us Today (828) 348-1780. PHYSIO Physical Therapy and Wellness Asheville is one the only privately owned outpatient Physical Therapy Clinic in Asheville to offer licensed Physical Therapists who are trained in Balance and Vertigo treatment.

The Licensed Physical Therapists at PHYSIO Physical Therapy and Wellness have been trained to perform fast acting, revolutionary treatments to correct and eliminate dizziness. The Balance Therapy you receive at PHYSIO will be performed by a qualified professional who has the appropriate training. Be wary of the other Physical Therapy clinic that gives you the same types of treatment as every other person who they treat with a balance disorder. Too often have we had clients come to us due because they had poor or ineffective treatment elsewhere.

The origin of balance is the Vestibular system in the ear. People who have frequent episodes of vertigo are said to suffer from a vestibular disorder. Tinnitis or ringing in the ears as well as hearing loss can also contribute to balance problems. Our visual input (how well we can see), our proprioception (the body’s ability to sense movement), and our cerebellum (part of the brain stem) are all factors to consider when assessing for balance disorders.


1.  Do get up slowly from sit to stand or from lying down to sitting up.
2.  Do sit on the edge of the bed for a few minutes upon sitting up prior to standing.
3.  Do sit or stand up slowly to limit sudden blood flow changes in the head which can contribute to feeling light headed or contribute Orthostatic hypotension (drop in blood pressure with positional changes).

Do Not’s:

1.  Do Not start walking if you are dizzy upon standing up.

Common Myths and Truth’s:

Myth: I have to live with this.
Truth: The right treatment can completely eliminate symptoms of vertigo, dizziness and fall risk.
Myth: I must have had a stroke because I am so dizzy all the time.
Truth: The most common cause of dizziness is BPV (Benign Positional Vertigo). It is caused from tiny crystals in the inner ear break free and float around in the inner ear fluids. We can usually completely eliminate the symptoms associated with BPV after only 1 or 2 visits!!

What to do next:  You or your loved one do not have to suffer any longer. You can find immediate fast acting relief. There is a fast, painless, and affordable solution (we accept most health insurances including Medicare). Call us now to find out if you are a candidate for our revolutionary balance treatment.

Christopher Taylor, MPT, CSCSPhysio Graphic

PHYSIO Physical Therapy and Wellness Asheville
660 Merrimon Ave, Ste C
Asheville, NC 28804

(828) 348-1780


Christopher Taylor, PT

Chris Taylor is the Founding Physical Therapist at PHYSIO Physical Therapy and Wellness Asheville. He has been voted Best Physical Therapist in Western North Carolina every year by the Mountain XPress Reader Poll. His experience includes being a patient himself which deepens his understanding of each aspect of the rehab process. He has lived and worked in 11 states which contributes to the treatment style he has developed which breaks the mold. Become a better You today! #KeepAshevilleActive