Vestibular Rehabilitation

Finally. Balance. Better.

Vestibular rehabilitation is a specialized form of physical therapy designed to address issues related to the vestibular system, which plays a crucial role in balance, spatial orientation, and coordination. The vestibular system is located in the inner ear and provides information to the brain about the body’s position and movement in relation to gravity. Disorders of the vestibular system can lead to symptoms such as dizziness, vertigo, imbalance, and difficulty with coordination.

Vestibular rehabilitation is commonly prescribed for individuals with various vestibular disorders, including:

  1. Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV): A common vestibular disorder characterized by brief episodes of intense vertigo triggered by specific head movements.
  2. Vestibular Neuritis: Inflammation of the vestibular nerve, often causing sudden-onset vertigo and imbalance.
  3. Labyrinthitis: Inflammation of the inner ear, leading to symptoms such as vertigo, hearing loss, and imbalance.
  4. Meniere’s Disease: A chronic condition of the inner ear characterized by episodes of vertigo, hearing loss, tinnitus, and ear fullness.
  5. Post-Concussion Syndrome: Individuals who have experienced a head injury may develop vestibular symptoms, and vestibular rehabilitation can be part of the treatment plan.
  6. Motion Sickness: Vestibular rehabilitation may help individuals who experience dizziness and nausea in response to certain movements or environments.

Patients undergoing vestibular rehabilitation may initially experience increased symptoms during exercises, but with consistent and supervised therapy, many individuals show significant improvement over time. Vestibular rehabilitation is a valuable component of the multidisciplinary approach to managing vestibular disorders and promoting improved quality of life.