We’ve all had the sensation of being dizzy, especially when standing up too quickly. It may feel as if you can’t focus, can’t see straight, and can’t stand upright without swaying or falling over. When this becomes an issue that you’re dealing with daily, it’s time to see a professional.
If you struggle with balance and gait issues, then you know just how much a problem like this can affect your quality of life. Fit Physical Therapy is proud to be able to provide the Epley Omniax Positioning System in our Overton, Mesquite, NV & Hildale, Hurricane, St. George, UT & Scenic, Littlefield, AZ clinic to aid with balance, gait, and dizziness. If you think this form of treatment may benefit you, contact us today to learn more.
What is the Epley Omniax?
The Epley Omniax Positioning System at Fit Physical Therapy is a piece of technology that assists in the diagnosis and treatment of balance disorders, vertigo, and dizziness in patients. It’s used to assess abnormal eye movements which can aid the treatment of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV).
This technology consists of a rotating chair, operating on two axes that move through a 360-degree range. After patients sit in this chair, they are secured with a harness and then are slowly moved into various positions. Infrared video goggles record the patient’s eye movements while they are being rotated, and these results can be studied and analyzed in order to make a correct diagnosis.
The Epley Omniax provides data measurements, playback, and printed reports that allow for Overton, Mesquite, NV & Hildale, Hurricane, St. George, UT & Scenic, Littlefield, AZ physical therapists and other medical professionals to compare and standardize a patient’s results after using the chair.
Reasons for dizziness and vertigo
BPPV is one of the most common reasons for vertigo, and one of the conditions that this technology can help with. BPPV can cause an individual to feel sensations of mild to severe and intense bouts of dizziness throughout their day, which might be triggered by changes in how their head is positioned.
Normally this condition isn’t serious, but it certainly can be if it causes the person experiencing its symptoms to completely lose their balance and fall. This can result in numerous injuries and health conditions that worsen as one ages.
The Epley Omniax can help improve the symptoms of BPPV for patients of all sizes and builds. It’s a safe and comfortable way for patients and Overton, Mesquite, NV & Hildale, Hurricane, St. George, UT & Scenic, Littlefield, AZ physical therapists to treat balance issues and can be incorporated into many different treatment plans depending on the needs of the patient.
Call one of our offices today
If you or a loved one are suffering from the effects of BPPV or another condition causing dizziness and/or a loss of balance, it’s time to seek help at Fit Physical Therapy. Our skilled therapists will be happy to assess your condition and determine the best plan of action for improving your balance and gait, and eliminating any underlying issues causing your problems. Request an appointment at one of our offices in Overton, Mesquite, NV & Hildale, Hurricane, St. George, UT & Scenic, Littlefield, AZ today.