Understanding the basics of vestibular rehab

Basics of Vestibular Rehab

If you or your child suffers from chronic dizziness and balance issues, you may have been recommended for vestibular rehab. Vestibular rehab is a type of physical therapy practice that treats the core issue of what is causing your balance problems and helps to treat your condition without surgical intervention.

At Franklin Rehab, we believe our patients should be empowered with the information they need to make an informed decision about their health care options. If you’ve been recommended for vestibular rehabilitation treatment, take a moment to read through this guide, and contact our team with any questions you may have. We’ve been serving the Franklin area for many years, and we are committed to providing our patients with customized services that treat their specific conditions.

What causes balance issues in the first place?

Since vestibular rehab focuses on treating balance issues, it’s important to understand where these issues stem from in the first place. About 40% of adults experience dizziness that is severe enough to seek treatment. Many of those adults are given prescriptions to help treat the dizziness. Unfortunately, these prescriptions often mask the actual cause of the dizziness, and many adults go untreated.

Almost half of all severe dizziness is caused by inner ear issues. Other possible causes of dizziness include cervical issues, a sudden decrease in blood pressure, alcohol consumption, anxiety and dehydration, to name a few.

How does vestibular rehab treat dizziness and balance issues?

Vestibular rehab uses exercise-based treatment to help relieve the dizziness you are experiencing. These exercises may include balance retraining, vision stability training and posture assessment, treatment for neck issues, as well as occupational training to prepare you to safely return to work.

Our team of specialists will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan custom-fit to your condition, symptoms and lifestyle.

Schedule your appointment for vestibular rehab today

If you are living with chronic dizziness and balance issues, it’s time to find relief. Contact our team at Franklin Rehab today to schedule your initial appointment and to learn more about our vestibular rehab treatment. We can help you take the next step toward finding relief.