Vestibular Rehabilitation is an exercise-based rehabilitation program that helps to improve balance and reduce other dizziness-related problems.
At your appointment, your symptoms will be evaluated and your medical history reviewed. Your assessment will include all or part of the following areas:
Balance and/or leg strength/flexibility
Gait (how you walk)
Visual stability and mobility
Neck mobility and neck and arm strength
Based on the findings, a plan of care is developed. The goal of your treatment plan is to improve any deficits that were identified. This, in turn, will improve your ability to function in activities of everyday living, reduce your risk for falling and ultimately, improve your quality of life.
What is Dizziness?
Dizziness can be described as:
Sensations of moving
Whirling (sensations known as vertigo)
These sensations can occur when standing still, laying down or moving/changing positions and can be constant or episodic in nature, lasting minutes or hours.
Who Can Benefit from Vestibular Rehabilitation?
Individuals who are being referred for vestibular rehabilitation have been diagnosed with diagnosed with dizziness, imbalance, vertigo, Meniere’s syndrome, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), neck-related dizziness and migraines. Other candidates are individuals who have had a stroke or brain injury (such as a concussion) or who have a history of frequent falls.