Vestibular rehabilitation is a specialized form of physical therapy designed to help individuals overcome dizziness, vertigo, and balance issues. It employs a combination of exercises and techniques to retrain the brain and improve the functioning of the vestibular system, which is responsible for maintaining balance and spatial orientation.
Whether it's the feeling of being on a perpetual merry-go-round, or struggling to keep steady on your feet, the vestibular rehabilitation at Vail-Summit Physical Therapy are here to help you restore your stability and regain your quality of life.
When Would I Need Vestibular Rehabilitation?
Brain injuries, diseases, disorders, and simply aging can impact the vestibular system, which is composed of the inner ear, midbrain and cerebellum, and the vestibular nerve, and interrupt the signals between the body, inner ear, and brain. This can result in the following symptoms of vestibular damage:
Dizziness, vertigo, and lightheadedness
Headaches and double vision
Pain and stiffness in the neck
Someone consistently and progressively experiencing these symptoms should seek out vestibular therapy.
Benefits of Vestibular Rehabilitation
First and foremost, reclaiming your balance expands your independence. Vestibular rehab has been shown to:
Lower fall risk
At VSPT, our vestibular therapists will work with you to improve balance, bodily control, gaze stability, and motion sensitivity. Most importantly, this therapy will reduce your social isolation and help you reclaim your life.
Sarah was very helpful and diligent as always. Her ability to diagnose where I need her treatment is brilliant. I appreciate her dedication and efforts a great deal.
How Vestibular Rehabilitation Works
Vestibular rehab is a team effort between you and the tailored exercises and techniques our therapists create specifically for your condition and outcome goals. At VSPT, our team will partner with you to fortify the muscles responsible for maintaining balance while coaching your brain to adapt to any quirks in your vestibular system.
After assessing your condition with a physical evaluation that includes monitoring your gait, visual mobility and stability, balance, and limb strength, VSPT prescribes in-clinic and at-home exercises that address your unique condition.
Getting You Back Out There
Vail-Summit Physical Therapy is here to move you forward! Our vestibular rehabilitation therapy team is dedicated to accurately and efficiently assessing your condition and providing the best possible that gets you off the sidelines and back in the game.
Schedule an appointment today and take the first step towards reclaiming your life!