We treat certain types of dizziness with a therapy called vestibular rehabilitation. If your dizziness stems from changes in body posture or head position, you may be a candidate for this treatment.
As part of the evaluation, you will be given hearing and balance tests. If the vestibular exercise program is appropriate for you, our therapist will teach you how to do the exercises so you can perform them at home.
The exercises help readjust your balance system and are tailored to fit your diagnosis and physical condition. Most of the exercises will temporarily make you feel more dizzy in order to condition the brain to overcome the dizziness. The program usually lasts for at least 6 weeks.
If you are diagnosed with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), you may respond to a maneuver called particle repositioning, which will help you overcome this form of dizziness. If you have uncomplicated BPPV, you can be treated in the doctor’s office.
If you have motion-induced dizziness, you may benefit from vestibular rehabilitation. People who experience unpredictable episodes of dizziness, such as those with Meniere’s disease, are not candidates for vestibular exercises.