Balance Center (Vestibular Rehabilitation)

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An estimated 90 million Americans (42 percent of the current population) experience dizziness at least once in their lifetime. If you or someone you care about experiences problems with movement-related dizziness or balance, our Balance Center (Vestibular Rehabilitation program) may help you resolve your dizziness and regain your sense of balance.

Do you notice any the following symptoms?

  • Dizziness
  • A sense of spinning (vertigo)
  • Imbalance (disequilibrium)
  • Frequent falls 
  • Headaches
  • Light and/or sound sensitivity

Therapy may help you to:

  • Identify and address issues that are causing you to fall
  • Improve tolerance to head/body position changes
  • Improve tolerance of visually stimulating environments
  • Improve balance
  • Increase range of motion and muscle strength
  • Return to normal daily activities

Our therapists will design a therapy program especially for you. Therapy may include:

  • Positional maneuvers (Hallpike, Epley, etc.)
  • Gaze stabilization exercises
  • Habituation exercises
  • Strengthening
  • Training in balance, coordination and gait

Therapy sessions may be as few as two visits for some conditions, or one to two times per week (for up to 6 weeks) for other conditions. Personalized home exercises and activities are usually given as homework. Obtain a prescription for therapy from your physician and schedule time for an evaluation so your therapist can listen to your concerns and evaluate your performance.

References:

Herdman, S.J. & Clendaniel, R.A. Vestibular Rehabilitation 4th ed. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis Company, 2014