Vestibular Disorder

On June 18, 2019, Debra Hatch came to Life Care Center of Banner Elk, North Carolina, with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, which refers to brief episodes of dizziness and nausea following changes in head position.


Hatch had been experiencing these incidents of vertigo frequently for the past five years, and she noted that they often occurred when she looked up and down, laid down or went down steps. She even reported having similar problems in her childhood.


Hatch began outpatient physical therapy at Life Care Center of Banner Elk to overcome her dizziness once and for all.


Physical therapists, using vestibular testing, determined that the cause of her dizziness was an inner-ear problem. After this, they used the Dix-Hallpike maneuver and vestibular exercises to help Hatch get rid of her vertigo.


In fact, Hatch is happy to report that she no longer experiences dizzy spells and nausea due to movement, and that she was very satisfied with her therapy at Life Care Center of Banner Elk.


“I wish I would have discovered you guys years ago,” Hatch said.