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Vestibular Rehabilitation

Vestibular Rehabilitation is designed to assist individuals with vertigo, dizziness, imbalance, or sensitivity of movement. The vestibular system, or inner ear, plays an integral role in the control of posture and balance. Deficits in the vestibular system may result in loss of balance, decreased independence, inability to perform everyday activities, and increased risk of falls.

Common Conditions Treated

  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
  • Vestibular Neuritis/Labrynthitis
  • Ototoxicity
  • Post Acoustic Neuroma Resection or other inner ear surgery
  • Vestibulopathy

Services Provided

Vestibular Rehabilitation consists of customized activities and exercises to promote adaptation or compensation to a change, deficit, or loss in the vestibular system. Canalith repositioning, or the Epley Maneuver, is also indicated in specific cases.

Components of the vestibular evaluation include:

  • Complete history regarding symptoms
  • Oculomotor exam (eye movements)
  • Motion sensitivity testing
  • Balance assessment
  • Muscle strength, range of motion, coordination, sensation
  • Gait assessment

How to Get Started

If you think Vestibular Rehabilitation can assist you, ask your physician for a referral and call to make an appointment at the location that is most convenient to you. Vestibular Rehabilitation is covered under Medicare, and many insurance companies will reimburse the cost of this service.


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