Vestibular Rehab

Find Your Balance Once Again with Vestibular Therapy

If your balance is limiting you, vestibular therapy can help.

Feelings of dizziness or vertigo can greatly limit your daily life, making it difficult for you to perform even the simplest tasks without feeling as if you might fall over.

Fortunately, at IROC Physical Therapy we offer effective vestibular rehab services, aimed at retraining your vestibular system to regulate feelings of stability and balance.

What should I know about vestibular therapy?

Vestibular therapy, also referred to as vestibular rehabilitation, is conducted through a process of “adaptation and compensation.”

This means that the vestibular system is actually being “reprogrammed” through both passive and active therapies to form connections with the brain on adjusting imbalances and regaining stability.

Some common balance disorders that we treat through vestibular therapy include:

  • Stroke
  • Vestibular neuritis
  • Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)
  • Meniere’s disease
  • Migraines

Balance disorders refer to a broad range of conditions, but they are all connected by the effect they have on the vestibular system, also known as the inner ear.

Our vestibular therapy targets:

  • Vestibulo-Ocular Reflex
  • Cervico-Ocular Reflex
  • Vestibulospinal and Collic Reflex
  • Vestibular compensation process
  • Adaptive plasticity of the CNS
  • Central sensory substitution
  • Habituation and desensitization
  • Dynamic gait
  • Balance