Vestibular rehabilitation therapy offers hope to people with vestibular (inner ear/balance) disorders and dysfunction. If you’re dealing with these issues, it isn’t just an annoying disruption you can ignore and power through—it’s a genuine quality of life issue! Besides dizziness, people can also experience nausea, fatigue, anxiety, and depression. These symptoms can last for seconds or minutes, but they can linger for hours. Vestibular therapy uses exercises, such as standing and stretching, focusing, and ergonomic training, that teach the brain to compensate for the disorder using its other senses. Pretty cool, right? You'll work with a therapist who will develop a plan for you, and as you (hopefully) get better, you'll even be able to do some of the moves at home.
Videos about Vestibular therapy
Books about Vestibular therapy
Vestibular Rehabilitation (Contemporary Perspectives in Rehabilitation)
Comprehensive coverage from fundamental anatomy and physiology through assessment and diagnosis to interventions. An emphasis on evidence-based practice. Case studies that illustrate the decision-making process. Suggestions for progressions of eye and balance exercises. Discussions of how to recognize what steps to take if the initial treatment does not appear to be beneficial. Consistent pedagogical structure to guide learning, including Chapter Summaries, ‘Summary of the Clinical Exam of the Dizzy Patient,’ and ‘Expected Test Results in Patients with UVL’.
Podcasts about Vestibular therapy
- Cleveland Clinic. Vestibular rehabilitation. Cleveland Clinic. Vestibular rehabilitation.
- Vestibular Disorders Association (VeDA). Vestibular rehabilitation therapy (VRT). Vestibular Disorders Association (VeDA). Vestibular rehabilitation therapy (VRT).
- J Clin Neurol. Vestibular rehabilitation therapy: Review of indications, mechanisms, and key exercises. J Clin Neurol. Vestibular rehabilitation therapy: Review of indications, mechanisms, and key exercises.
- American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Vestibular rehabilitation. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Vestibular rehabilitation.