Evidence has shown that vestibular rehabilitation can be effective in improving symptoms related to many inner ear/balance disorders. People with vestibular disorders often experience problems with vertigo, dizziness, visual disturbance, and/or imbalance.
How Can Vesibular Rehabilitation Help?
Vestibular rehabilitation exercises are a series of eye and head movements which lead to decreased sensitivity of the nerves within the inner ear and subsequent improvement. These specific head movements lead to movement of the loose crystals (canaliths) within the inner ear. By repositioning these crystals, they cause less irritation to the inner ear and symptoms can resolve.
How is Dizziness defined?
- Feelings of unsteadiness
- Wooziness (swimming feeling in head)
- Feelings of passing out
- Sensations of moving
- Whirling (sensations known as vertigo)
Common Symptoms That Can Be Helped With Vestibular Rehab:
- Dizziness or blurry vision with head movements
- Neck tightness, stiffness, and/or pain
- Imbalance or the need to hold onto objects when walking
- Frequent falls
- Generalized “dizziness, wooziness and foggy head” feelings