What is vestibular therapy?

Vestibular therapy focuses on alleviating symptoms of vestibular disorders. It incorporates exercises and repositioning techniques designed to reduce vertigo, dizziness, gaze instability and imbalance and falls. Canalith repositioning maneuvers treat benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), which accounts for 90% of all disability caused by dizziness.

What are the benefits?

Vestibular therapy can often provide a permanent solution to dizziness and imbalance. Expected outcomes from vestibular therapy can include decreased risk of falls, a decrease in dizziness symptoms, improved balance, improved gaze stability, increased body strength, a return to the prior level of movement and function, and an increase in confidence in the ability to maintain balance.

Advanced Training

At Waits Physical Therapy we have a vestibular rehabilitation certified practitioner on our staff, Chad Waits. Chad has completed American Musculoskeletal Institute’s certification in vestibular rehabilitation earning him the title Cert. VRS. This certification means Chad has mastery-level training in treating vestibular hypofunction, peripheral vestibular issues and post-concussion pathology.