Vestibular Rehabilitation is a specific approach of physical therapy aimed at decreasing dizziness and imbalance in those patients who have vestibular dysfunction.
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:
Home exercise program
Therapeutic conditioning exercises
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