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Vestibular Therapy

Vestibular Therapy may include a number of assessments such as:

  • Vestibular impairment assessment
  • Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo assessment (BPPV)
  • Headache assessment
  • Facial assessment

What is Vestibular Therapy?

When the vestibular organs are damaged with disease or injury, the brain can no longer rely on them for accurate information about equilibrium and motion, often resulting in dizziness, vertigo, balance problems, and other symptoms.

Vestibular Therapy (VRT) is an exercise-based and often hands-on program designed to promote central nervous system compensation for inner ear deficits. It can help with a variety of vestibular conditions, including benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) and the unilateral or bilateral vestibular hypofunction (reduced inner ear function on one or both sides) associated with Ménière’s disease, labyrinthitis and vestibular neuritis.

Even individuals with long-term unresolved inner ear disorders who have undergone a period of medical management with little or no success may benefit. Vestibular Therapy can also help people with an acute or abrupt loss of vestibular function following any type of surgery. In addition, the balance and rehabilitation tests at Wimbledon NeuroCare uses new techniques involving special exercises that can greatly improve balance and routine activities.

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