Vestibular (Inner Ear) Therapy

We offer evaluation and treatment of vestibular (inner ear) impairments. The vestibular system includes the parts of the inner ear and the brain that help control balance and eye movements. If disease or injury damages the inner ear or the brain, vestibular disorders can result. The most common symptoms of vestibular disorders are:

  • Vertigo (spinning sensation)
  • Dizziness
  • Unsteadiness or imbalance
  • Difficulty focusing the eyes during head movements
  • Nausea

Vestibular diagnoses that can be treated by vestibular rehabilitation include:

  • Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)
  • Unilateral vestibular hypo-function or loss (primarily as a result of labyrinthitis, vestibular neuritis or acoustic neuroma)
  • Bilateral vestibular hypofunction or loss
  • Central vestibular pathologies (primarily as a result of stroke or head injury)

We also offer treatment for poor balance and unsteadiness not directly related to vestibular impairments.

Vestibular and balance rehabilitation is an effective, noninvasive way to manage and treat these common diagnoses and complaints to provide complete relief or a decrease in symptoms, as well as improved functional mobility.

For additional information, call 715-597-3121.