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Balance & Vestibular Rehabilitation

If you sometimes experience dizziness or vertigo, Adventist HealthCare Rehabilitation can help you feel steadier and avoid falling. Trust one of our physical therapists trained in balance and vestibular rehabilitation to make it easier for you to stay safe.

Do I Need Vestibular Therapy?

You may benefit from our balance and vestibular program for adults if you experience:

  • Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) – Spinning or whirling sensation triggered by crystals that dislodge from your inner ear
  • Central vertigo – Dizziness caused by a brain injury or neurological condition that affects the balance center of your brain
  • Cerebellar dysfunction – Problem in your brain’s cerebellum, which controls coordination and may sustain damage after a stroke, head trauma or disease
  • Labyrinthitis, or vestibular neuritis – Inner-ear inflammation resulting from an infection
  • Motion sensitivity – Vertigo that occurs while you’re in or on a moving vehicle

Vestibular rehabilitation also can help you balance better after a surgeon removes an acoustic neuroma from your brain.

Balance & Dizziness Evaluations

You’ll begin rehabilitation at Adventist HealthCare by meeting with a physical therapist who will:

  • Ask about your symptoms
  • Assess your balance and postural control
  • Evaluate your strength, muscle tone, range of motion, sensation and posture
  • Measure your eye movements when your head is in different positions

Vertigo Treatment

After the evaluation, your therapist will help you set treatment goals, such as improving balance, increasing your independence, and reducing falls and dizziness. Make progress toward those goals by taking advantage of one or more of these treatments:

  • Epley maneuver, or canalith repositioning treatment – Moves your head in a sequence of positions to make a dislodged crystal (canalith) in your inner ear slip into a harmless place
  • Balance retraining – Increases eye-muscle coordination 
  • Gaze stabilization exercises – Relieve dizziness by improving your vision as your head moves
  • Vestibular habituation/adaptation or substitution exercises – Help your brain adjust to certain movements or positions so they stop causing dizziness 

Outpatient Rehabilitation Services

Request an Appointment

Ask your doctor for a referral to outpatient services through Adventist HealthCare Physical Health & Rehabilitation. Then, fill out our online form to schedule an appointment.

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