Listening Time — 23:27
Falls are a leading cause of injury for older Americans. Vestibular (inner ear) system disorders are a leading cause of balance problems, which often lead to falls.
In this episode, physical therapist R.J. Williams describes how our vestibular system works. He also discusses physical therapy treatment.
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R.J. Williams, PT, DPT, is assistant general manager and clinical director at Fyzical Therapy and Balance Centers in Henderson, Nevada. He treats vestibular injuries, complex balance dysfunction, falls risk reduction, and orthopedic injuries. He serves on Carrington College's advisory board. Williams often mentors physical therapy students on their clinical rotations.