Vestibular management (Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy ) is prescribed for vestibular disorders through diagnostics. A physical examination by an audiologist with the aid of diagnostic results. Treatment of vertigo, imbalance and dizziness are managed during the process include:
Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy
Designed for the people whose symptoms may be severe and who requires supervision during exercise. Therapy sessions include the use of vestibular therapy equipment which most people enjoy. For older patients, there is an emphasis on fall prevention. Typically the patient participates in two or three 60 minute sessions per week, with an average of eight to twelve sessions. As the patient progresses, home exercises are added to accelerate the results.
Home Based Exercise
Home based therapy which the patient does on his own. Each program is individually and especially designed for the patient based on test results and the situations which bring on symptoms. This approach is most commonly used with patients that do not require supervision during exercise. Best results occur when the patient spends 20-30 minutes per session two to three times a day. Most patients report a significant reduction in their symptoms within a two to four week time span.
For individuals who have a loss of balance, unsteadiness or loss of surefootedness. Most of these patients do not report dizziness or motion intolerance. We emphasize practical solutions to the common problems of difficulty getting around in the dark, walking on uneven surfaces and moving unencumbered on ramps or stairs. Fall prevention, movement coordination, and improved participation in everyday activities are all high priorities of the program.