Vestibular Rehabilitation Program
VESTIBULAR REHABILITATION is a specific approach of physical therapy aimed at decreasing dizziness and imbalance in those patients who have vestibular dysfunction.
MANAGEMENT of patients with vestibular disorders is a complex problem. Dizziness and balance problems account for 5-10% of all physician visits and affect 40% of people over the age of 40. Dizziness is the number one reason for physician visits by people over the age of 45.
Those patients who have acute or chronic vestibular and/or balance dysfunction secondary to complications associated with such disease possesses as benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, labyrinthitis, vestibular neuritis, Meniere’s syndrome, perilymph fistula, as well as any other disease process that affects the vestibular system. Such as Parkinson’s disease, strokes, cerebella disorders, head trauma, migraine related dizziness, cervicogenic dizziness and acoustic neuroma. These patients often complain primarily of dizziness and disequilibrium, as well as secondary complaints of headaches, deconditioning and muscle tension