Vestibular rehabilitation is a specialized form of physical therapy that is designed to help individuals who have problems with their balance and coordination due to a dysfunction in their vestibular system. The vestibular system is responsible for controlling our sense of balance and spatial orientation, and when it is not functioning properly, it can lead to dizziness, vertigo, and difficulty with coordination and movement.
Vestibular rehabilitation involves a series of exercises and maneuvers that are designed to help the brain compensate for the vestibular dysfunction and improve balance and coordination. These exercises may include head and body movements, balance training, visual tracking exercises, and other techniques that are tailored to the specific needs of the individual.
Vestibular rehabilitation can be very effective for a range of vestibular disorders, including benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), vestibular neuritis, and labyrinthitis, among others. It can also be helpful for individuals who are recovering from a concussion or other traumatic brain injury that has affected their vestibular system.
Overall, vestibular rehabilitation is a non-invasive, drug-free approach to treating vestibular disorders that can help individuals regain their balance, reduce symptoms of dizziness and vertigo, and improve their overall quality of life.