Vestibular Rehabilitation For The Mind and Body

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Vestibular Rehabilitation is a form of physical therapy that deals with the vestibular system. Vestibular rehabilitation is used to treat vertigo, dizziness and balance disorders caused by illness or injury. People who suffer from these conditions can be helped by this type of treatment.

It’s important to find a professional therapist specializing in Vestibular Rehabilitation if you are experiencing any symptoms listed above. A therapist will provide exercises specific for your condition and may also use different therapies such as exercise, motion sickness medication, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), biofeedback, acupuncture or relaxation techniques.

  1. Vestibular Rehabilitation is a form of physical therapy that deals with the vestibular system. Vestibular rehabilitation is used to treat vertigo, dizziness and balance disorders caused by illness or injury. People who suffer from these conditions can be helped by this type of treatment.
  2. It’s important to find a professional therapist specializing in Vestibular Rehabilitation if you are experiencing any symptoms listed above. A therapist will provide exercises specific for your condition and may also use different therapies such as exercise, motion sickness medication, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), biofeedback, acupuncture or relaxation techniques.
  3. Right after suffering an accident like whiplash or concussion there should be no delay in starting your Vestibular Rehabilitation therapy.

Briefly describe the Vestibular System:

The vestibular system comprises two semicircular canals, three otolith organs and a complex sensory apparatus. It is located within the inner ear (sometimes called labyrinth) which contains fluid-filled compartments that provide for balance and hearing functions to name just two of its many jobs.

There are these four main parts of the Vestibular System: Anterior canal, Posterior canal, Utricle, Saccule. Together they work together as one unit in order to maintain homeostasis or equilibrium through feedback systems such as reflexes and cues from other senses like vision and touch when walking on an uneven surface. A person’s ability to walk without stumbling is adamant to their life enjoyment.

What are the benefits of Vestibular Rehabilitation?

Vestibular Rehabilitation is beneficial for many reasons. It can help with vertigo and disequilibrium in adults recovering from a concussion, dizziness or balance disorders of the inner ear as well as those who have difficulty walking without stumbling due to peripheral vestibular otolith dysfunction, Meniere’s disease etc. Other benefits are that it helps patients standing up after lying down and getting around obstacles more easily while walking on uneven surfaces. These exercises also help children and adolescents grow taller when their spines may not be fully grown yet by strengthening muscles needed during this growth phase (page 15).

The human body has three semicircular canals within each labyrinth which contain fluid called endolymph.

What are the negatives of Vestibular Rehabilitation therapy?

This therapy is a long-term rehabilitation regimen that includes various exercises meant to improve balance and gait. Vestibular Rehabilitation can be done in the office or at home with instructions given by the therapist after an evaluation.

There are negatives of Vestibular Rehabilitation therapy, such as costs for physical therapists (PT) sessions and equipment needed for the treatment program–both of which may not be covered by insurance plans. PT sessions might also have wait lists due to high demand from patients needing this service, so it may take weeks before getting appointments scheduled on short notice.

Other downsides include having difficulty being active outside during daylight hours because light hurts their eyes; feeling dizzy if they move too quickly; nausea and vomiting.