What is Vestibular Rehabilitation?
Vestibular rehabilitation is specialized exercise based program designed by a specialized physiotherapist to reduce vertigo/ dizziness related problems and improve balance.
Symptoms of vestibular system disorder
Vertigo and dizziness:
Vertigo: spinning/whirling sensation of self or surrounding world
Dizziness: Lightheadedness, floating, rocking sensations
Imbalance: unsteadiness, imbalance, loss of equilibrium ,Vision problem ,Hearing problems
Who may benefit from Vestibular Rehabilitation?
Patient having problems of dizziness, imbalance, vertigo,
Positional vertigo/ BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo)
Unilateral or bilateral vestibular hypofunction
Labyrinthitis and vestibular neuritis
Balance related problems following stroke or brain injury,
What type of recovery or benefit will I get from Vestibular Rehabilitation therapy?
Decreased vertigo/ dizziness
Reduced fall risk
Improved ability to stabilize vision
Return to function
How many sessions/ days require for vestibular rehabilitation therapy?
Some patients may require only 1-3 sessions; others may require a longer program for up to few months depending on their primary complain and nature of disease.
Based on patient condition and disease problem and respond to initial treatment session, we plan an individualized treatment program for each patient.
What does vestibular Rehabilitation Treatment include?
Vestibular rehabilitation therapy program comprises several types of exercises based on initial assessment by specialized Physiotherapist. Based on that individual treatment plan may include one or more of following exercises.
Vestibular Adaption Exercises
Canalith repositioning procedures for positional vertigo
Brandt- Daroff Exercises
Home treatment plan