Orthosport, Inc. offers vestibular and balance rehabilitation for patients who have dizziness, imbalance, and/or falls due to the consequences of:
Bilateral Vestibular Loss
BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo)
Central Vestibular Dysfunction (Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke)
Concussion (Traumatic Brain Injury)
Mal de Debarquement Syndrome
Migraine Associated Dizziness
Canal Dehiscence Syndrome
Vestibular Neuritis or Labyrinthitis
Lisa Farrell, P.T., Ph.D., A.T.,C. has provided vestibular and balance rehabilitation for adults with various neurological pathologies since 1999.
In addition to treating patients, Dr. Farrell is a clinical faculty member at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale. She also has had the opportunity to work as a faculty member for the APTA’s Vestibular Rehabilitation: A Competency-Based Course since 2000 as well as be part of the faculty for the APTA’s Pediatric Vestibular Rehabilitation: A Competency-Based Course since its inception in 2010.
Dr. Farrell started her career in athletic training after graduating in 1985 from the University of Florida. She became a physical therapist in 1988 after graduating from Florida International University and has worked in a variety of settings ranging from sports medicine to inpatient neurorehabilitation. Since that time, she has earned her Post-Graduate Masters in Physical Therapy and her Doctor of Philosophy in Physical Therapy from the University of Miami. With her graduate degrees, she concentrated her area of study in the field of balance as well as in vestibular assessment and rehabilitation.
She has been a member of the Florida and American Physical Therapy Associations throughout her career.
Besides having a passion for her work, Dr. Farrell loves being mom to her two teenage children and wife to her husband of 20 years.
The Vestibular Special Interest Group of the
APTA’s Neurology Section has provided
information about common vestibular disorders
and frequently asked questions.
Click on the English or Spanish links below
the titles to have access to this information:
(Link the webpages below the English and Spanish titles with the word it’s associated with)
English ACOUSTIC NEUROMA Spanish (Neuroma Acoustico)
English AICA STROKE Spanish (Infarto de Arteria Cerebelosa Anteroinferior)
English Anxiety Related Dizziness Spanish (Mareo por Ansiedad)
English BILATERAL VESTIBULAR LOSS #1 Spanish (Hipofunciton Bilateral del Aparato Vestibular)
English BILATERAL VESTIBULAR LOSS #2 Spanish
English BPPV—WHY ME? Spanish (Vertigo Posicional Paroxistico Benigno –Porque Yo?)
English CERVICOGENIC DIZZINESS Spanish (Mareo Cervicogenico)
English COCHLEAR IMPLANTS Spanish (Implantes Cocleares)
English COMMON VESTIBULAR TESTING Spanish (Pruebas Comunes de Funcionamiento Vestibular)
English CONCUSSION Spanish (Conmocion cerebral)
English DIZZINESS AND FALLS Spanish (Mareo y Caidas)
English HOW DOES THE BALANCE SYSTEM WORK? Spanish (Como Funciona el Sistema de Equilibrio)
English LABYRINTHITIS Spanish (La Laberintitis)
English MAL DE DEBARQUEMENT Spanish (Sindrome de Mal de Debarcacion)
English MENIERE’S Spanish
English MIGRAINE ASSOCIATED DIZZINESS Spanish (Mareo Asociado a Migrana)
English MIGRAINE DIET TRIGGERS Spanish (Alimentos Detonadores de una Migrana)
English ORTHOSTATIC HYPOTENSION
English PHYSICAL THERAPY AND THE VESTIBULAR OCULAR REFLEX (VOR) Spanish (La Fisioterapia el VOR)
EnglishPICA STROKE Spanish (Infarto de la Arteria Cerebelosa Postero-Inferior)
English RECOGNIZING VESTIBULAR PROBLEMS IN CHILDREN Spanish (Reconocer Problemas Vestibulares en los Ninos)
English SPACE AND MOTION SENSITIVITY Spanish (Sensibilidad a Espacio y Movimiento)
English SUPERIOR CANAL DEHISCENCE Spanish (Dehiscencia del Canal Superior)
English SYMPROMS WITH EXERCISE
English TRAUMA AND INNER EAR PROBLEMS Spanish (Traumatismo y Problemas del Oido Interno)
English VESTIBULAR NEURITIS Spanish (Neuritis Vestibular)
English WHAT IS BPPV? Spanish (Que es BPPV?)
English WHAT IS VERTIGO? Spanish (Que es Vertigo?)
English WHY SEE A PT FOR DIZZINESS? Spanish (Porque ver a un Fisioterapista si tiene Mareos?)
These PATIENT FACT SHEETS are also available in Portuguese , Arabic , and Traditional Chinese.
The Vestibular Disorders Association is another resource that provides information for patients and their caregivers. This association is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to:
- answer questions and provide education and emotional support.
- connect patients with medical specialists through our provider directory of clinics that specialize in diagnosing and treating vestibular disorders.
- advocate on behalf of all who are impacted by vestibular disorders.
Click on the VEDA link to access this resouce:
Effectiveness of BPPV Treatment:
American Academy of Neurology Practice Parameter’s Link
American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery’s evidence-based guidelines