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Vestibular Rehabilitation

Vestibular rehabilitation is a specific type of physical therapy designed to address the unique problems of patients who suffer from dizziness, vertigo, or a sense of imbalance.

The physical therapists at Brookline Physical Therapy have received additional training to evaluate and treat vestibular disorders, as well as balance disorders.

Vestibular rehabilitation helps those experiencing dizziness and balance problems originating from the vestibule of the inner ear. The vestibular system, along with the visual and somatosensory systems, are the three systems used to maintain balance. When problems occur in one of more of these systems, the result may be dizziness or a balance disturbance. People who suffer from BPPV, stroke, concussion and the elderly due to decreased reaction time and flexibility and strength issues can also develop balance problems. Vestibular rehabilitation can have a success rate as high as 90 percent depending upon condition.
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Specific Balance Treatments provided include:

  • Epley maneuver—a quick and effective treatment for positional vertigo
  • Oculomotor exercises—increases coordination between the eyes, brain and vestibular system
  • Balance retraining—improves control of balance by teaching the brain to utilize all the systems affecting balance
  • Motion tolerance exercises—retrains the brain to adapt to specific movements without dizziness