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Vestibular Rehabilitation - Information for the Healthcare Professional

Vestibular Rehabilitation - Information for the Healthcare Professional

Vestibular Rehabilitation - Information for the Healthcare Professional

Vestibular Rehab Information for Healthcare Professionals: 

  • Interventions are based on a comprehensive equilibrium assessment addressing vision, balance, spatial relations, proprioception, vestibular system integration and differentiation of impairment type.
  • Special tests including Motion Sensitivity Test, Dix-Hallpike Test, fine tuning vestibular reflexes and/or an occulomotor examination may be initiated to differentiate types of impairment.
  • Additional specialized treatment resources may include an Electronystagmography (ENG) and training on the Balance Master.
  • Treatment interventions focus on inhibiting/decreasing visual dependency, monitoring dizziness, compensation skill training, and an individualized home exercise program.
  • Outcomes include compensation techniques to reduce falls, reduced incidence of vertigo symptoms, improved balance, improved posture and improved gait/ambulation.
  • Clients referred for vestibular rehabilitation are requested to:
    • HOLD medication(s) for balance problems on day of  PT evaluation
    • Wear tennis shoes or shoes with good foot support
    • Plan to have another individual available to help drive home
    • Expect possible motion/movement sickness during the evaluation and follow-up treatments. 

Contact St. Mary's Call Center (812) 485-6920, option 1 to schedule your first treatment.

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