Vestibular Rehabilitation is a unique program that is designed to reduce dizziness, improve balance, and improve the general quality of life in patients with vestibular dysfunction. People with vestibular problems may experience symptoms such as blurred vision, a sense of spinning, poor balance, motion sensitivity, or carsickness.
A physical therapist, who has been specifically trained in vestibular rehabilitation, will conduct a wide range of tests to determine the most appropriate type of physical therapy intervention.
What occurs during a Vestibular Rehabilitation evaluation?
Our physical therapist will conduct a complete evaluation of your vestibular function as well as your ability to utilize the three primary systems (visual, sensation, and vestibular) that contribute to balance and postural control. You may experience dizziness during the evaluation but this will help us determine the most appropriate physical therapy intervention. Our goal during the evaluation is to produce dizziness that is within your tolerance range.
Once we have completed the evaluation, our therapist will design a physical therapy intervention that is specific to your individual needs. This intervention may include simple exercises to be performed at home or it may include the physical therapist taking you through some very specific movements in the clinic.
Who will benefit from Vestibular Rehabilitation?
People with vertigo, dizziness, motion sensitivity and specific diagnoses such as BPPV or peripheral vestibular loss can benefit from vestibular treatments. Those with general balance problems may also benefit from evaluation and a custom rehabilitation program.