Vestibular rehabilitation therapy is an exercise-based treatment plan utilized to address vestibular dysfunction. Symptoms associated with vestibular dysfunction can include balance difficulty, dizziness, vertigo and vision concerns.
Your vesibular physical therapist will evaluate you for your particular condition, provide manual therapy to treat specific symptoms, and develop an exercise program to improve daily activity.
Symptoms of vestibular dysfunction can include vertigo, nausea, vomiting, blurred vision, disorientation, falling/stumbling, intolerance to head motion, and postural instability.
Vestibular neuritis is an inner ear inflammatory disorder that can affect the nerves in the balance portion of your inner ear. Symptoms include nausea, severe vertigo, dizziness, balance issues, and difficulty walking, and can last several days (Mayo Clinic).
Upon an evaluation for your particular condition, your vestibular physical therapist can provide manual therapy for your specific symptoms, and develop an exercise program that can include:
- Gaze stability exercises
- Balance exercises
- Gait training exercises
- Habituation exercises
- Compensation training