Vestibular Physical Therapy

An estimated 90 million people in America experience dizziness or vertigo in their lifetime. The most common type of vertigo is caused by a problem in the inner ear, known as Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV). The vestibular system is located behind the eardrum and is essential in controlling your balance. It gives the brain information regarding direction and speed of the head’s movements. The system works with your vision and sensation to control balance.


Vestibular Dysfunction includes symptoms of dizziness, vertigo, blurry vision with head movements  and while reading, unsteadiness while walking or turning around,  or difficulty turning in bed.

Commonly treated vestibular disorders include:

• Meniere’s Disease or Multiple Sclerosis
• Labyrinthitis
• Neuritis
• Acoustic Neuroma
• Superior Canal Dehiscence Syndrome
• Concussions and other balance disorders

Patients Receive

Initial Evaluation: A 40 minute 1-on- 1 initial evaluation with a licensed physical therapist who specializes in vestibular dysfunction.

Follow-up sessions: 40 minute 1-on-1 treatment sessions that may include canalith  repositioning and vestibulo-ocular exercises; balance activities, strengthening exercises, and gait retraining. Self-care  techniques and a comprehensive home exercise program are essential components to long-term success.

Program Information

Location: Vestibular physical therapy is treated at all of our convenient Boston area locations.

Attire: Regular comfortable clothing.


Learn More About Physical Therapy

If you have questions about PHYSICAL THERAPY at Joint Ventures or to see if your condition would benefit from physical therapy, please contact our Director of Clinical Operations, Jessica Douglas, at or you can call 617-536-1161 to get more information or to schedule your initial evaluation.


  • To see a list of insurance accepted for Physical Therapy services, click here.
  • To see our self-pay rates, click here.
  • To see our payment options, click here.

To learn more about physical therapy at Joint Ventures, read the Physical Therapy blog entries from our staff.

To learn more about all of the services at Joint Ventures, read our recent blog entries.