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Vestibular Rehabilitation & Balance Program

‚ÄčOur Vestibular Rehabilitation & Balance Program is overseen by a therapist certified in Vestibular Rehabilitation and will help you regain the freedom of living without dizziness or fear of falling.

Signs of a vestibular (inner ear) disorder:

  • Dizziness with a change in position, such as getting out of or rolling over in bed, walking down a supermarket aisle, or driving a car.
  • Unsteadiness when walking, especially in poorly lit areas.
  • Difficulty focusing with your eyes while in motion.

Vestibular Rehabilitation

This is an exercise approach used to treat dizziness and desequilibrium caused by a vestibular disorder. A physical therapist who is certified in vestibular rehabilitation conducts an evaluation in order to gain information about the function of your inner ear. Based on the results of the evaluation and on your specific goals, the therapist designs an individualized exercise program to decrease dizziness, improve balance, and restore activity level. Depending on the nature and severity of your symptoms, a few treatment sessions may be adequate, or you may need several weeks of therapy with guidance and supervision. 

We offer the Epley Maneuver or Canalith Repositioning Maneuver for the treatment of BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo)

Components of the Vestibular Evaluation:

  • Evaluation and treatment by a physical therapist with extensive training in vestibular rehabilitation.
  • Video Goggle Assessment
  • Occulomotor Examination
  • Motion Sensitivity Testing
  • Static and Dynamic Balance Testing
  • Computerized Dynamic Visual Acuity Testing
  • Gait Assessment
  • Specific testing for Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BBPV)
  • Fall Risk Assessment