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Restoring your balance

Vestibular rehabilitation is an effective form of therapy that can treat motion sensitivity

Man on balance device in vestibular therapy

Vestibular rehabilitation is an effective and individualized form of physical therapy that treats vertigo, dizziness, balance deficits and motion sensitivity. The goal is to improve a patient’s ability to perform activities of everyday living, reduce the risk for falling and, ultimately, improve quality of life. 

A patient in need of vestibular rehabilitation may be experiencing: 

  • dizziness
  • blurry vision with head movements
  • neck stiffness with avoidance of head movements
  • imbalance
  • need to hold onto objects when walking
  • frequent falls 
  • experience vertigo/spinning

Should I consider vestibular rehabilitation?

Patients may have been diagnosed with:

  • Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV).
  • Cervical (neck) related dizziness.
  • Dizziness due to a stable inner ear condition (vestibular neuritis, labyrinthitis).

Vestibular rehabilitation treatment options may include:

  • Canal repositioning maneuvers
  • Exercises to improve balance and walking
  • Vision stability exercises