May 9, 2016

Vestibular Rehabilitation

Vestibular Rehabilitation: Evidence has shown that vestibular rehab can effectively improve symptoms related to vestibular system (inner-ear/balance) after various testing and appropriate treatment. Therapy uses specialized exercises that result in gaze and gait stabilization. Most vestibular rehab therapy (VRT) exercises involve head movement, and head movements are essential in stimulating and retraining the vestibular system. People with vestibular disorders often complain of vertigo (dizziness), visual disturbance and/or imbalance. A consequence of vestibular disorders can be a decrease in the quality of life due to people adopting a sedentary lifestyle in order to avoid, bring on or worsen the dizziness and imbalance. Vestibular rehabilitation therapy uses specialized exercises that result in gaze and gait stabilization. Most VRT exercises involve head movement, and head movements are essential in stimulating and retraining the vestibular system.