Balance/ Vestibular Rehabilitation

Vestibular disorders can cause dizziness and imbalance, problems with hearing, nausea, fatigue, anxiety, concentration, and other symptoms. They can significantly affect a person’s day-to-day functioning, ability to work, social relationships, and quality of life. A qualified therapist will first perform a thorough evaluation. This includes observing posture, balance, movement, and compensatory strategies.
Using the result of this evaluation, the therapist will develop an individualized treatment plan that includes specific head, body, and eye exercises to be performed both in the therapy setting and at home. Many times, treatment may also include increasing activities and exercise in order to strengthen muscles and increase tolerance for symptom-provoking stimuli.

Some of the exercise and activities may at first cause an increase in symptoms as the body and brain attempt to sort out the new pattern of movements. With time and consistent practice coordination of signals from the eyes, proprioceptive, and vestibular systems can occur.

Shelley Mokler-Clark provides expertise in vestibular assessment and rehabilitation. Call to discuss whether you might be a candidate for vestibular rehab or book an appointment.