A vestibular disorder affects the parts of the inner ear and brain that control balance and movement. In children, teens and young adults, these disorders can have a negative impact on their growth and development.
Our vestibular rehabilitation services can help patients, birth to age 21, with these disorders through comprehensive evaluation and treatment.
The most common symptoms of a vestibular disorder in children are:
Vestibular issues may also occur with hearing loss, ear infections or after a concussion.
Children and adults often present symptoms of these disorders differently, which makes the importance of having a pediatric-trained evaluator even greater.
Other symptoms of vestibular disorders include:
- Delayed motor skills
- Jerky limb movements
- Uncoordinated movements
- Double or blurred vision
Our physical therapists have received vestibular rehabilitation training. The earlier they can identify a vestibular disorder, the sooner they can create an effective and comprehensive treatment plan.
After an evaluation by a physical therapist, we develop a treatment plan that could be as brief as two visits or as long as several months, depending on the severity of the disorder.
To help children be more comfortable, we incorporate play and fun in their treatment. This increases the potential for a positive outcome. We also include the rest of the family in developing a treatment plan with exercises that can be done at home.
Talk with your child's doctor regarding your concerns.
Call 404-785-7100 for more information or to set up an appointment.