Vestibular Rehabilitation

Vestibular Rehabilitation is a specific approach of physical therapy aimed at decreasing dizziness and imbalance in those patients who have vestibular dysfunction.

What to Expect

The physical therapy evaluation consists of the following:
Extensive interview with the patient regarding symptoms, chief complaint and functional limitations.
Neuromusculoskeletal examination (muscle strength, range of motion, sensation, posture, and tone)
Oculomotor exam (smooth pursuit, vestibule-ocular reflex, saccades)
Positioning exam (i.e. Dix-Hallpike maneuver)
Balance/Postural Control evaluation

General Objectives of the Vestibular Program:
Decrease patient’s feelings of vertigo/dizziness
Improve balance and postural control
Improve gaze stability
Improve overall conditioning/endurance

Each patient would then participate in an individualized treatment program that may include:
Repositioning Maneuvers
Habituation exercises
Balance exercises
Eye exercises
Patient education
Home exercise program
Therapeutic conditioning exercises

Who Would Benefit

Dizziness, Dysequilibrium, Labyrinthitis

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

Vestibular Schwannoma, Autoimmune inner ear disease

Vestibular Neuritis, Mal de debarquement

Meniere’s disease, Migraine associated vertigo

Headaches, Cervicogenic dizziness

Therapists

The HJPT Cutlerville team is great, and if I need therapy again I will be coming right back! They genuinely care about their patients–they don’t just do their jobs, they care about you and your life. They’re like friends and family!

Benny

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