Vestibular & Balance Rehabilitation
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Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers' Vestibular & Balance Rehabilitation Program involves a comprehensive evaluation and individualized treatment approach for patients suffering from dizziness and imbalance. This type of rehabilitation focuses on problems originating from the vestibule of the inner ear. The vestibule, along with vision and sensation, are the three systems used to maintain balance. When problems occur in one or more of these systems, the result is dizziness or imbalance.
Using a team approach, our specially-trained therapists use a combination of physical and occupational therapy techniques to diagnose and treat vestibular and balance disorders. Clinical experience shows that vestibular rehabilitation has success rates as high as 90%.
The first step in our Vestibular & Balance Rehabilitation Program is determining the extent of the disorder. The Accelerated therapist performs a thorough evaluation, which includes:
- History of the onset of symptoms
- Identification of risk factors
- Balance, coordination and agility testing
- Gait and stance evaluation
- Occular examination
- Positional or maneuver-induced assessment
- Review of medical conditions, lifestyle, and individual needs
Based on the results of the evaluation, we develop a customized treatment program that is designed to return you to daily activities and independent function.
More specifically, the plan of care may include:
- Canalith repositioning maneuvers
- Habituation exercises
- Balance and gait training
- Compensation adaptations and strategies
- Exercises for gaze stability
- Environmental and home modifications to reduce fall risks
- Manual therapy to cervical spine and paravertebral musculature
- Recommendations for compensatory activity modifications