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Vestibular Rehabilitation

Our team of physical therapists are specifically trained to evaluate and treat a wide variety of vestibular disorders to help you achieve your best quality of life. A patient who’s suffering from a vestibular disorder may report symptoms of acute or chronic dizziness or vertigo, body motion sensitivity, visual motion sensitivity, visual blurring with head movements, imbalance, disequilibrium, or gait disturbances.

Evaluation and treatment

Evaluation includes an oculomotor examination with the use of specialized equipment (like infrared goggles), a thorough balance and gait assessment, and positional testing in order to determine the diagnosis. Specific diagnoses we treat include:

  • Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)
  • Vestibular neuritis
  • Vestibular labyrinthitis
  • Peripheral vestibular hypofunction
  • Vestibular migraine
  • Meniere’s disease
  • Persistent postural perceptual dizziness (PPPD)
  • Cervicogenic dizziness

Treatments may include repositioning maneuvers, gaze stabilization exercises, habituation exercises, balance exercises, gait training, and — if needed for safety purposes — training on the use of assistive devices, including trekking poles, canes, rolling walkers, or rollators. The treatments we provide are catered to the goals of the individual, helping improve their quality of life while keeping safety a top priority.