Vestibular rehabilitation is an exercise-based therapy that maximizes the body's natural ability to maintain balance. Many people experience issues with balance at some point in their lives and are often surprised to learn that the source of imbalance may be the inner ears.
The vestibular system includes the parts of the inner ear and brain that process the sensory information involved with controlling balance and eye movementsThe Vestibular Rehabilitation Program at TheraPhysical clinic is the first of its kind in the tri-state area. Our vestibular physical therapists work with otolaryngologists to diagnose and treat patients experiencing dizziness and imbalance.
TYPES OF CONDITIONS THAT MAY RESULT IN VESTIBULAR DYSFUNCTION
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV),
labyrinthitis, vestibular neuritis,
acoustic neuroma, perilymph fistula,
inner ear concussion syndrome,
traumatic brain injury, stroke, and post-concussion syndrome.
WHAT TREATMENTS DO WE DO?
We evaluate you to determine the specific nature of your vestibular dysfunction and create a treatment plan that works best for you. Individualized treatment plan that includes exercises to strengthen posture, gait and components of the balance system, such as eyes, ears and legs. During the treatment process, a home exercise program may be designed and implemented specific to the tolerance, physical condition and diagnosis of each patient.
These exercises are designed to retrain the brain to recognize and process signals from the vestibular system, helping the patient to become desensitized to movements that provoke symptoms and strengthen muscles. Approximately 90 percent of patients show levels of improvement from vestibular rehabilitation.