What Is Vestibular Rehabilitation?
The Inner Ear - The Brain's "Balance Center."
The primary role of the vestibular system is to tell the brain where the head is in space. Quite simply, the vestibular system is our internal reference telling the brain how our head is orientated - up, down, tilted, etc.
People with vestibular inner ear disorder often experience problems with balance or movement-related dizziness. These symptoms affect a person's ability to change positions (such as lying down and getting up from a chair) or move about without imbalance and vertigo. Loss of balance and dizziness can be debilitating and contribute to a diminished quality of life.
Vestibular rehabilitation is an exercise based program designed by a specialized physical therapist to improve balance and reduce dizziness-related problems. A treatment plan will be developed that will improve your ability to function in activities of everyday living, reduce your risk for falling, and, ultimately, improve your quality of life.
Who benefits from Vestibular Rehabilitation
Patients who can benefit from vestibular rehabilitation therapy are those diagnosed with dizziness, imbalance, vertigo, Meniere's syndrome, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), neck-related dizziness, and migraines. Other candidates are patients who have had a stroke or brain injury or who frequently fall.
Dizziness is defined as...
- Feelings of unsteadiness
- Wooziness (queasy and disoriented)
- Feelings of passing out
- Sensations of moving, spinning, swaying, tilting, or whirling
- These sensations occur when standing still, lying down, or changing positions
- Symptoms can last for seconds, minutes, or days
You can be fitter, faster, stronger, and more independent . We will work hard to help you achieve your goals in a healthy way.
You. Only Better.