Vestibular rehabilitation therapy is a specialized form of therapy intended to alleviate both the primary and secondary problems caused by vestibular disorders. It is an exercise-based program primarily designed to reduce vertigo and dizziness, gaze instability, and/or imbalance and falls.
Vestibular rehabilitation includes a thorough assessment of the neck, specific testing of the vestibular system, balance, gait, visual testing, and positional head testing to determine causes and contributing factors to your condition.
Assessment findings and education of the vestibular system will be explained and a personalized treatment plan will be developed and implemented based on your evaluation. Clients can expect treatments to consist of, but not limited to: positional maneuvers, habituation exercises, balance and/or gait retraining, stretching, relaxation techniques and adaptation exercises. We strive for optimal results, which is done by providing continuous evaluation, while working closely with you to progressively improve your function and adjust treatment as needed.
Symptoms due to vestibular dysfunction can diminish quality of life and limit daily function, these symptoms can be improved with proper diagnosis and treatment.
Common symptoms that can be helped with vestibular rehabilitation include:
- Dizziness or blurry vision with head movements
- Neck tightness, stiffness and/or pain
- Imbalance or frequent falls
- Sensitivity to light or loud noises
- Discomfort from crowds or busy environments
- Difficulty reading