Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy

Vestibular rehabilitation therapy (VRT) is an exercise-based program, designed to improve balance and reduce dizziness-related problems. VRT may help those who are diagnosed with one of the following:

  1. Dizziness
  2. Imbalance
  3. Vertigo
  4. Meniere’s Syndrome
  5. Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
  6. Neck related dizziness
  7. Migraines

At your appointment, a specially trained physical therapist will evaluate your symptoms and review your medical history. Part of the evaluation will include the use of special goggles called "Frenzel Goggles". The goal of your treatment plan will be to improve any deficits that are identified. Some common symptoms that VRT may help eliminate or significantly reduce are:

  1. Dizziness or blurry vision with head movements
  2. Neck tightness, stiffness and/or pain
  3. Imbalance or the need to hold onto objects when walking
  4. Headaches
  5. Frequent falls
  6. Generalized "dizziness, wooziness and foggy head" feelings
  7. Vertigo/spinning

Depending on the diagnosis, part of your treatment with the therapist may involve a specialized form of VRT called canalith repositioning procedure, often referred to as the Epley maneuver. In addition, part of your treatment plan may include some of the following types of exercise:

  1. Vision stability training
  2. Posture Training
  3. Stretching and strengthening exercises
  4. Balance retraining
  5. Walking
  6. Neck motion exercises
  7. If needed, general fitness exercises
  8. If needed, Ergonomic advice
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Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy

Vestibular rehabilitation therapy (VRT) is an exercise-based program, designed to improve balance and reduce dizziness-related problems. VRT may help those who are diagnosed with one of the following:

  1. Dizziness
  2. Imbalance
  3. Vertigo
  4. Meniere’s Syndrome
  5. Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
  6. Neck related dizziness
  7. Migraines

At your appointment, a specially trained physical therapist will evaluate your symptoms and review your medical history. Part of the evaluation will include the use of special goggles called "Frenzel Goggles". The goal of your treatment plan will be to improve any deficits that are identified. Some common symptoms that VRT may help eliminate or significantly reduce are:

  1. Dizziness or blurry vision with head movements
  2. Neck tightness, stiffness and/or pain
  3. Imbalance or the need to hold onto objects when walking
  4. Headaches
  5. Frequent falls
  6. Generalized "dizziness, wooziness and foggy head" feelings
  7. Vertigo/spinning

Depending on the diagnosis, part of your treatment with the therapist may involve a specialized form of VRT called canalith repositioning procedure, often referred to as the Epley maneuver. In addition, part of your treatment plan may include some of the following types of exercise:

  1. Vision stability training
  2. Posture Training
  3. Stretching and strengthening exercises
  4. Balance retraining
  5. Walking
  6. Neck motion exercises
  7. If needed, general fitness exercises
  8. If needed, Ergonomic advice