Over 1/3 of US adults over 40, at some point in their life, will experience vestibular dysfunction of the inner ear. When it occurs, whether by injury, aging or disease, one can experience vertigo, nauseating dizziness, vision and balance problems effecting every area of life. Getting the right help is necessary to get back to an active lifestyle and reduce the risk of falls. At Washington University Physical Therapy, our specialized team of physical therapists have advanced training or certifications in vestibular rehabilitation. They will help you understand your condition and provide treatment to help minimize symptoms and improve your overall balance and walking ability.
Comprehensive Vestibular Rehabilitation available for a wide range of conditions including:
- Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
- Unilateral Vestibular Loss
- Bilateral Vestibular Loss
- Vestibular Neuritis or Labyrinthitis
- Meniere’s Disease
- Vestibular Migraines
- Persistent Postural Perceptual Dizziness (3PD)
- Post Concussive Syndrome (mTBI)
- Cerebellar Strokes
- Acoustic Neuromas
- General Dizziness and Imbalance
Vestibular Rehabilitation is an effective, evidence-based exercise program geared towards your individual goals.
We provide one-on-one patient care at every appointment to answer all your questions and provide a variety of home exercises based upon the underlying condition, medical history, age, strength and mobility. Home exercises may include gaze stabilization exercises, balance exercises, habituation exercises to reduce dizziness with head motion, conditioning and gait training.