Monday, December 13, 2010
What is vestibular rehabilitation?
Vestibular rehab is therapy aimed directly at improving the functional relationship between the inner ear, brain, eyes, muscles and nerves through central nervous system compensation. It is also therapy aimed at getting rid of mechanical problems within the inner ear that may be causing dizziness. It is a cost effective way to help manage dizziness from vestibular problems through promoting maximal function of the vestibular system. Vestibular rehab is most effective helping an individual with a stable inner ear problem. There are four major types of vestibular rehabilitation: repositioning, adaptation, substitution and habituation. Health care providers trained in providing vestibular rehab will choose the most appropriate form(s) to provide depending on the reason the individual has dizziness.
Posted by Andy Beltz at 8:53 PM