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Vestibular rehabilitation: Treatment, symptoms, advice and help

About vestibular rehabilitation

Vestibular rehabilitation (VR) is an exercise-based programme designed to promote central nervous system compensation for inner ear diseases. VR can help with a variety of vestibular problems causing vertigo.

Signs and symptoms of vestibular rehabilitation

When the vestibular organs are damaged with disease or injury, the brain can no longer rely on them for accurate information about equilibrium and motion, often resulting in dizziness, vertigo, balance problems, and other symptoms.

Vestibular rehabilitation: Treatment

A qualified physical therapist (PT) or occupational therapist (OT) will first evaluate the patient. Using the evaluation results, the therapist will develop a treatment plan with specific head, body, and eye exercises.

Vestibular rehabilitation exercises focus on gaze stability and gait stability. Gait stability includes both static and dynamic balance exercises.

Ocular motor exercises, habituation exercises, balance exercises, gait exercises, combined category exercises, computer-aided rehabilitation and aquatic physiotherapy are all used in vestibular rehabilitation.