Vertigo/Vestibular Rehabilitation

Suffering from vertigo?  Feeling dizzy?  Have you been referred by a doctor for Vestibular Rehabilitation?

Vertigo/Vestibular rehabilitation promotes central nervous system compensation for inner ear deficits.  This type of physical therapy uses a variety of exercises focused on helping patients rehabilitate from disorders caused by issues with the inner ear.

Why Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT)?

Individuals that suffer from inner ear issues as a result of an injury, disease, or some type of defect can have tremendous issues balancing and may suffer from dizziness.  This occurrence happens due to the fact that the inner ear sends signals to the brain to help the body balance and coordinate movement.  Injuries to this area of the body or issues that arise as a result of disease can throw these pathways between the inner ear and brain off, which creates a need for other parts of the body to compensate.

VRT seeks to help compensate for this imbalance by empowering the central nervous system to send signals to the brain to overcompensate for any issues that may have occurred in the inner ear.

A certified physical therapist or occupational therapist can make an evaluation regarding the right approach to physical therapy for someone in need of VRT.  For more information, give us a call at 763-442-3467..