Vestibular Rehabilitation

Improve balance and reduce problems related to dizziness

The inner ear, or vestibule, regulates your balance together with your visual and other sensory systems. When you have an inner ear disorder, your brain no longer receives accurate signals from the vestibular system resulting in dizziness and balance disorders. Your balance system is very complex and 40% of people over the age of 40 experience dizziness or balance problems at some point in their life.

Depending upon the severity of symptoms, you may experience:

  • Vertigo/Nausea/Dizziness
  • Imbalance/Falls
  • Motion Sensitivity/Lightheadedness
  • Blurred Vision/Headache
  • Poor Balance

What is Vestibular Therapy?

Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT) is a specific form of physical therapy designed to minimize dizziness symptoms and balance disorders. By improving vestibular function and improving methods of central adaptation and compensation, VRT aims to do the following:

  • Improve balance and minimize falls
  • Decrease sensations of dizziness
  • Improve stability during activity
  • Improve neuromuscular coordination
  • Decrease anxiety due to vestibular disorientation
  • Improve vision and decrease headaches

How Can Highline Help?

Our specialized therapists will conduct a thorough evaluation to determine the cause of your symptoms and assess your specific deficits. You will learn exercises to improve your balance and techniques to decrease the frequency and intensity of any related symptoms.

Over 90% of our patients who follow their treatment plans experience improvement.

Vestibular Rehabilitation

Contact our Des Moines, Federal Way or Tukwila clinic today to schedule an appointment for Vestibular Rehabilitation.

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