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Rehabilitative Care

Vestibular Therapy

Your vestibular system describes the parts of your inner ear and brain that help control balance and eye movements. If your vestibular system is damaged, or a disorder has occurred, you can experience vertigo, dizziness, visual disturbances and/or imbalance. Therapy provided at home by a Fidelity Health Care therapist certified in vestibular rehabilitation can help you regain control of your balance and help your dizziness and other symptoms to subside.

How Can Vestibular Therapy Help Me?

Many simple, day-to-day activities are no longer easy when you have a vestibular disorder. To avoid the symptoms, some people develop a more sedentary lifestyle. Common symptoms are:

  • Feeling off balance
  • Dizziness
  • Vertigo
  • Feeling as if the objects around you are moving when they are not

Vision problems like trouble focusing or double vision

Vestibular therapy by our specially trained therapists can help these symptoms to go away.

Treatment strategies used in vestibular therapy can also be beneficial for these problems which sometimes arise because of your vestibular disorder:

  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety and/or depression

Once treatment is successfully completed, you likely will find that your energy, stamina and quality of life return.

What Happens During a Typical Therapy Session?

Your therapist will evaluate your symptoms, limitations and history of the problem. Using this information, your therapist will develop a treatment plan to target your specific issues. Head, body and eye exercises may be prescribed along with a home-based exercise program.

What Diagnoses Can Be Helped With Vestibular Therapy?

People who are successfully helped with vestibular therapy may have one of these common diagnoses:

  • Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) or positional vertigo
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Meniere’s disease
  • Vestibular neuritis
  • Ototoxicity
  • Labyrinthine concussion
  • Post-surgical needs

How Can I Arrange for Vestibular Therapy in My Home?

Vestibular therapists need a doctor’s order to come into the home. As a result, if you believe you would benefit from vestibular therapy services, speak with your doctor.