What is Vestibular Rehab?

Vestibular rehabilitation is a specialized form of physical therapy aimed at addressing issues related to the vestibular system, which is responsible for balance and spatial orientation.
The vestibular system is located within the inner ear and works in conjunction with visual and proprioceptive (body position) inputs to maintain stability and coordination.
Vestibular rehabilitation is commonly used to treat individuals who experience problems such as:

  1. Vertigo and dizziness: These sensations are often caused by conditions like benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), vestibular neuritis, or labyrinthitis.
  2. Balance disorders: People with balance issues due to vestibular dysfunction may have difficulty walking, standing, or performing daily activities without feeling unsteady.
  3. Vestibular disorders resulting from head injuries or concussions.
    During vestibular rehabilitation, our physical therapist will conduct a comprehensive assessment to identify the specific vestibular issues a person is facing. Based on the assessment, we will design a personalized treatment plan that may include exercises and maneuvers aimed at improving balance, reducing dizziness, and enhancing the brain’s ability to compensate for vestibular dysfunction.
    The exercises prescribed in vestibular rehabilitation are often tailored to challenge and gradually improve the patient’s balance and coordination abilities. The goal is to help patients regain their functional independence, reduce symptoms, and enhance their overall quality of life.

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