Balance And Vestibular Rehabilitation

Over 80% of patients show functional benefit

The Center for Physical Rehabilitation's Vestibular Rehabilitation program is designed to treat patients affected by vestibular pathology and balance disorders. Common complaints include dizziness, vertigo, and loss of balance in a short period of time. A majority of patients (80-90%) can show functional benefit from balance rehabilitation.

The program is appropriate for patients diagnosed with:

  • Positional vertigo, most commonly benign paroxysmal positional vertigo
  • Uncompensated unilateral vestibular hypofunction

Treatment involves:

  • Parnes repositioning maneuver for posterior/anterior canal BPPV
  • Compensation exercises for peripheral vestibular disorders to encourage the functioning ear to take over

BalanceVestibularRehab 550x450 3Comprehensive evaluation involves:

  • Detailed subjective history
  • Strength/Balance/Gait assessment
  • Somato-sensory testing when appropriate
  • Visual/vestibular reflex screening (VOR)
  • Hallpike-Dix maneuver for BPPV diagnosis
  • Provocation testing for home exercise prescription