Alaska Physical Therapy Specialists
Alaska Physical Therapy Specialists

Cervical Oculomotor Vestibular Proprioceptive Therapy (Covp-T)

Loss of cervical mobility can affect coordination between the visual system and neck movements, gaze stability, and visual acuity during head movement.  Loss of functional mobility is commonly associated with Whiplash Associated Disorders (WAD), degenerative disc disease (DDD), and/or chronic cervical pain.  Secondary signs and symptom may include:

  • Nystagmus
  • Vertigo
  • Cognitive Disturbance
  • Reading / concentration difficulties
  • Irritability
  • Visual disturbance
  • Sleep dysfunction

COVP-T improves sensorimotor control of the eyes, head, and cervical spine via biofeedback from the use of a head mounted laser and specifically designed ocular boards.  COVP-T addresses:

  • Cervical /Trunk proprioception and coordination
  • Vestibular/Visual feedback
  • Ocular mobility
  • Reflexive cervical and ocular movement
  • Cortical/subcortical  connections

In addition to the sensorimotor system, we will address musculoskeletal changes with orthopedic manual physical therapy to include soft tissue and joint mobilization techniques.  Your therapist will work with you to understand your goals and develop a treatment plan to achieve those goals through physical therapy.  Our treatments have an individualized, patient-centered focused. All treatments are one-on-one so you can expect to receive optimal care during each treatment session.

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