Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT) for Vestibular Disorders

VRT and Physical Therapy For Dizzy and Balance Problems

VRT is designed to help patients compensate for, adapt to, and reduce the symptoms of vestibular dysfunction. It involves a series of exercises and activities that target the vestibular system and its connections with other sensory systems, such as vision and proprioception (sensations from muscles and joints).

The goals of VRT include:

  1. Decreasing dizziness and vertigo symptoms.
  2. Improving balance and stability.
  3. Enhancing gaze stability and reducing eye movement abnormalities (nystagmus).
  4. Increasing confidence and reducing fear of falling.
  5. Improving overall functional activities.

VRT is typically prescribed and supervised by a physical therapist who has experience in vestibular rehabilitation. The therapy is tailored to the specific needs of each patient based on their condition and symptoms. The exercises may include various head movements, eye exercises, balance exercises, and habituation exercises.

Saunders Therapy Centers physical therapists are skilled at many VRT techniques and can help by performing many techniques and exercises or referring you to a specialist as necessary.

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