Vestibular rehabilitation is a specialized form of therapy that incorporates exercises and repositioning techniques to reduce vertigo, dizziness, gaze instability, imbalance and falls.
What is vestibular rehabilitation?
Vestibular rehabilitation focuses on alleviating symptoms of vestibular disorders. It incorporates exercises and repositioning techniques designed to reduce vertigo, dizziness, gaze instability and imbalance and falls. Canalith repositioning maneuvers are used to treat benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), which accounts for 90% of all disability caused by dizziness.
What are the benefits?
Vestibular rehabilitation can often provide a permanent solution to dizziness and imbalance. Expected outcomes from vestibular rehabilitation can include decreased risk of falls, a decrease in dizziness symptoms, improved balance, improved gaze stability, increased body strength, a return to the prior level of movement and function, and an increase in confidence in the ability to maintain balance.