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3 Patient Success Stories Who Tried Vestibular Therapy And Got Their Balance Back

3 Patient Success Stories Who Tried Vestibular Therapy And Got Their Balance Back

by Kimberly Smith, PT, DPT, VRTLeave a Comment

Vestibular Therapy is more than just helping you avoid injuries from falls. Our therapists help you manage your symptoms, teach you strategies and techniques to feel safe, as well as validate your entire experience. Our therapists are trained to provide a safe space to navigate your “invisible” condition. Our sessions are meant to help you feel heard, educate you on what to expect on your journey, and how to manage the good and not-so-good days.

“I feel normal again,” “I saw immediate results,” and “I gained my confidence back” are just a few patient experiences we hear every day.

Here are a few stories from our patients who have experienced the benefits of vestibular therapy for themselves!

Myrna C.

“I have suffered from positional vertigo for over 25 years and was finally diagnosed by an ENT who issued a referral for vestibular therapy. I contacted Athletico in Niles., The staff was professional, courteous, and quick to schedule appointments. I was incredibly skeptical about physical therapy, but on my initial visit with Kimi (PT), she cleared up my vertigo immediately after one session! I can’t believe I waited so long to get this issue addressed! I now have more energy, and clarity and regained the quality of my life after all these years! If you are on the fence, take it from me the therapy works! I’m moving on to other parts of my body (knee) that have limited my mobility due to pain, working with Taniah, who is also incredible! I wish I knew about Athletico sooner – they have helped me so much in just two sessions.”

Ashley H.

“I started PT in November 2021 after a rearend car accident. I sustained a concussion and a whiplash injury. I worked with Sarah as my Physical Therapist. After just one appointment, Sarah had helped relieve all of my dizziness and concussion symptoms! We had PT sessions twice a week for about two months. Sarah really made my experience quick and painless. For the first time, I actually looked forward to my PT appointments. Thank you to Sarah and the Athletico Team at Lincoln Park South for supporting my recovery. I was discharged today with no pain! I will always return to this location for my PT needs if ever needed in the future!”

Julie L.

“I’ve been getting PT with Jacqueline for over two months. Thanks to Jacqueline, y balance is improving. She tailors every exercise, every visit, to how I respond to her direction. She’s knowledgeable and has a wonderful positive attitude. I like that she explains what’s going on. It’s obvious she loves her job and the people she treats. I can’t find anyone better than Jacqueline.”

You are not alone. Don’t navigate your dizziness, lightheadedness, or imbalance without us. Find a Vestibular Therapist near you today to learn how you can put symptoms in the past and get back to living life to its fullest.

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About the Author:
Kimberly (Kimi) Smith is a Vestibular Physical Therapist with Athletico, specializing in treating vertigo and post-concussions. The "dizzy population" is her passion, having treated this population since 2012. Combining her love for athletics and her Physical Therapy profession has been the main focus of Kimi's career. As a former CCWHA hockey player, she enjoys educating athletes on the importance of injury prevention and healthy training to improve their competitive abilities. The team approach to concussion management has led her to become a respectful resource in the area.

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