Vestibular rehabilitation works best (provides the most relief) for individuals battling a stable peripheral vestibular problem. Stable means that the problem is no longer in the process of getting worse. The condition is either improving or is staying the same. Here are some examples of stable vs. unstable vestibular problems. Central vestibular problems, that are stable, can improve with vestibular rehab. However, less improvement is expected with a stable central vestibular problem.
Unstable peripheral and central vestibular problems are very challenging to manage and can be life threatening.