Vestibular Rehabilitation

Physical Therapy for treatment of vertigo, dizziness, and imbalance

Who would benefit from vestibular rehabilitation and balance retraining?

  • Persons suffering from vertigo, dizziness, and imbalance who are unable to return to previous levels of function after sufficient recovery time.

Seeing your physician prior to therapy is recommended to rule out more serious causes.

What are the symptoms of inner ear vestibular pathology?

  • Dizziness/vertigo
  • Imbalance/unsteadiness
  • Visual disturbances/nausea

Conditions that can be helped by Vestibular Rehab

  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
  • Positional or Motion induced Dizziness/Vertigo
  • Motion Sickness/Agoraphobia (Fear of Heights)
  • Imbalance/Gait Problems
  • Meniere’s Disease
  • Vestibular Neuritis/ Labyrinthitis

What is involved in the therapy?

  • A thorough evaluation process is conducted to determine a comprehensive problem list affecting the person's a comprehensive problem list affecting the person's ability to function. Four main areas that are addressed:
    • Positional sensitivities
    • Eye and head coordination
    • Neuromuscular exam
  • Patient specific goals are developed according to deficits and a program is agreed upon and initiated.

What can you expect to achieve?

The goals of vestibular rehab therapy are to improve balance, minimize falls, and decrease dizziness and/or vertigo by improving interaction between the body and inner ear.