The vestibular system, housed in the inner ear, is responsible for giving
the brain information about motion, head position, and spatial orientation.
This -system plays a major role in our ability to maintain our balance,
stabilize our gaze, and keep our postural stability. When this system
is not working well, it can have a serious impact on function and quality
of life. Vestibular dysfunction occurs for a number of reasons—age,
trauma, and viral infections to name a few. Luckily, Gunnison Valley Heath
has two physical therapists with training in vestibular rehabilitation
who can help get you back on your feet!
Services We Provide
- Thorough vestibular examination including the use of our new video oculography equipment
- Patient education regarding vestibular system anatomy, function, goals
- Balance training, gaze stabilization exercises, postural stability training
- Fall prevention education
- Targeted treatment to guide safe return to previously enjoyed activities
Why Use Our Service
Gunnison Valley Health's physical therapists use the only video oculography
technology in the Valley to perform high level vestibular assessment.
Kristin Grimes is the only board certified neurologic clinical specialist
PT in the Valley (one of only two in Western Colorado) and she and Bryana
both have taken a multitude of continuing education courses in the field
of vestibular rehabilitation.
For more information, contact us at 970-641-7248.
Gunnison Valley Health Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Services – Gunnison
711 North Taylor Street | Gunnison, CO 81230 | 970-641-7248
Gunnison Valley Health Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Services –
214 6th Street | Crested Butte, CO 81224 | 970-349-5684