Vestibular Rehabilitation

Vestib BoothAn estimated 90 million people in America  experience dizziness in their lifetime. A common cause of dizziness and balance problems is from the  vestibular system or the inner ear. The vestibular system is the balance system in the inner ear.  Vestibular rehabilitation is an exercise program designed to help control symptoms and increase function to promote normal activity with patients suffering from the inner ear and balance disorders.

Our program features the NeuroCom Equitest system, a state of the art sensory motor and training system that provides objective data on balance control, enabling our certified vestibular therapist to develop the most effective treatment program. We also feature the Invision system to treat those who have difficulty seeing when they are moving, or in an environment that is moving.

Common Causes

INNER EAR DISORDERS

  • BPPV (benign paraxsmal positional vertigo)
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Vestibular neuritis
  • Post surgical for acoustic neuroma
  • Labyrinthine concussion
  • Ototoxicity
  • Vertigo of unknown etiology
  • Menier’s disease

BALANCE DYSFUNCTION

  • Stroke, Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Parkinsons, and other neurological conditions
  • Recent orthopaedic procedures
  • Neck injuries

Signs and Symptoms

  • Dizziness associated with position changes and head movements
  • Nausea
  • Balance and unsteadiness with activity
  • Visual disturbances
  • Motion sensitivity
  • Change in activity level
  • Difficulty concentrating and reading

Balance &  Vestibular Treatment

  • Repositioning for BPPV
  • Occulomotor (Visual) exercises
  • Computerized sensorimotor integration     
  • Motion tolerance exercises
  • Gait and balance training
  • Strength flexibility and endurance training
  • Home exercise program

Benefits of Balance & Vestibular Rehabilitation

  • Improve visual motor control
  • Decrease dizziness
  • Improve balance function
  • Increase general activity level
  • Fall prevention

Download more information about our Vestibular Program

 Rehabilitation Vestibular Information Brochure

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