Vestibular Rehabilitation: Physical Therapy can help!

Vestibular Rehabilitation: Physical Therapy can help!

Vertigo (spinning), dizziness, imbalance, and visual disturbance can significantly interfere with one’s ability to function daily. These symptoms may be the result of a vestibular disorder. The vestibular system, consisting of the inner ear and part of the brain, controls balance and eye movements. When it is not working properly, these symptoms may occur.

Vestibular rehabilitation therapy is used to treat different types of vestibular disorders. The goals of therapy are to reduce or alleviate symptoms, improve function and improve quality of life. A physical therapist will perform a comprehensive evaluation to determine which course of treatment is appropriate.

Various interventions include balance activities, gaze stabilization, and repositioning maneuvers. In addition, other exercises may be incorporated to address secondary deficits. A home exercise program is usually needed to supplement therapy provided in the clinic. The physical therapist will be able to determine how much therapy is necessary based on the results of the exam and your progression with treatment.

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