What is Vestibular Rehabilitation?
The vestibular system includes part of the inner ear and brain that help control balance and eye movements. If your inner ear is damaged by disease or injury, vestibular disorders can result and are often with symptoms such as vertigo and dizziness.
Vestibular rehabilitation is an exercise-based therapy program sued to treat balance and dizziness disorders. IT is based on the body's natural ability to compensate for balance problems.
Patients experiencing symptoms of vestibular dysfunction may benefit from vestibular rehabilitation - an approach of physical therapy designed at decreasing dizziness, vertigo and imbalance.
Who Will Benefit From Vestibular Rehabilitation?
Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy or VRT offers treatments for a wide variety of conditions that result in balane problems and benefits patients with symptoms associated with the disease which include:
- Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
- Vesitbular Neuritis
- Cervicogenic Dizziness
- Peripheral Neuropathy
- Perilymph Fistula
- Head Trauma
- Drug-Induced Ototoxicity
- Acoustic Neuroma
- Migrainous Vertigo
- Meniere's Disease
What To Expect During an Evaluation and Treatment?
Our qualified vestibular therapist will evaluate each patient providing a thorough assessment discussing symptoms, complaints and functional limitations.
This will develop an individualized treatment plan which may include:
- Repositioning Maneuver
- Balance retraining and strategies
- Home exercise program
- Patient education