Common symptoms that Vestibular Rehab can treat are:
- Neck tightness, stiffness, or pain
- Dizziness or blurry vision with head movements
- Frequent falls
- A general dizzy or foggy-headed feeling
What can you expect during a Vestibular Rehab session?
A proper vestibular rehab assessment can be lengthy but must be thorough.
You can expect the following:
- Discussion about the history and nature of your symptoms
- Screening for a more severe cause of dizziness or unsteadiness
- Evaluation of eye movements assisted by infrared video-analysis
- Testing for sensitivity to motion or position change
- Evaluation of stationary and moving balance
- Testing other areas that could be contributing, like neck problems or blood-pressure
Following the assessment, a wide variety of treatment options are available. The treatments can include eye exercises, training to reduce sensitivity, balance challenges, and strategies for dealing with cognitive and psychological impacts.
The balance retraining done as part of vestibular rehab is also helpful for clients who may not have a vestibular problem but may have orthopedic, sensory, or other brain-related disorders affecting their equilibrium.