Vestibular rehabilitation

The body uses its vestibular systeminner ears, eyes, brain, muscles and tactile sensationfor input about its position or movement. If any part of your vestibular system is not relaying information correctly, you can experience dizziness, ringing in your ears, vertigo, nausea, loss of balance, blurred vision and other symptoms. Vestibular disorders can greatly impact an individual’s function and ability to complete everyday tasks.

Vestibular rehabilitation involves hands-on, exercise, and habituation techniques designed to reduce symptoms of vertigo and dizziness, gaze instability, imbalance and falls, and motion sensitivity. All aimed to restore your normal function.

Edward-Elmhurst Rehabilitation prides itself in that our outcomes rank in the top 10 percent nationwide, and we do so in less visits than the average clinic, saving you money.

Our vestibular specialists are area leaders in vestibular rehabilitation. Our specialists conduct thorough, evidence-based evaluations and create individualized treatment plans.

We develop patient-specific rehab programs to help you achieve your goals and restore your function. We will match you with the right therapist at the right location to improve your outcomes and satisfaction. Your plan may include physical correcting maneuvers, exercises to help you adapt to your symptoms, re-education of your neuromuscular system and a home exercise program.

Common diagnoses:

  • Dizziness
  • Vertigo/BPPV
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Neuritis acoustic neuroma
  • Concussion
  • TBI
  • Stroke and TIA
  • Imbalance

Physical evaluation includes:

  • Vestibular and ocular motor screening
  • Positional vertigo testing
  • Static and dynamic balance assessment
  • Musculoskeletal assessment

Physical therapy interventions:

  • Canalith repositioning
  • Habituation
  • Gaze stabilization
  • Visual and cognitive re-training
  • Compensation
  • Postural training
  • Balance training

Edward-Elmhurst Rehabilitation offers FREE balance screening for those patients who have poor balance or difficulty walking.