Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy
Vestibular rehabilitation is a non-invasive treatment option for patients suffering from dizziness and balance disorders. Our physical therapists use technology and high quality testing procedures to evaluate patients with balance disorders.
- BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo)
- Balance problems
- Gait abnormalities
- Motion sensitivity
These disorders may be caused by disease or injury to your vestibular system - those parts of the inner ear and brain which control balance and eye movements.
At your first appointment, the physical therapist will take a detailed medical history, assess your balance while sitting, standing, and moving, evaluate your posture, and complete vestibular screening and testing.
Following the initial evaluation, your physical therapist will suggest a treatment plan based on test results. Specific exercises, designed to retrain the brain, are an integral part of vestibular therapy.
Advanced dizziness and balance tests:
- Infrared goggle exam
- Ocular motor evaluation
- Posturography assessment
- Gait assessment
Treatment may include:
- Epley’s/positional maneuvers
- Gait training
- Falls risk education
- Balance training
- Strength and flexibility exercises
- Vestibular adaptation techniques
- Improved coordination
- Increased gait stability
- Reduced risk of fall
- Decrease in dizziness
A referral to physical therapy is required from your provider.