The vestibular system is the part of the inner ear and the brain that helps maintain and control balance and eye movement.

Symptoms of a vestibular disorder may include:

  • Changes in hearing
  • Dizziness
  • Ear fullness
  • Frequent falls
  • Headaches
  • Light-headedness
  • Loss of balance
  • Motion sickness
  • Nausea
  • Sensitivity to noise/bright lights

Causes of a vestibular disorder may include:

  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
  • Meniere's Syndrome
  • Blows to the head
  • Whiplash
  • Inner Ear Inflammation (labrynthitis)

Research-based techniques help patients regain equilibrium and resume a normal lifestyle. These techniques may include:

  • Canalith Repositioning Maneuvers (Epley Maneuver, Semont Maneuver)
  • Brandt-Daroff Exercises
  • Balance Retraining
  • Motion Tolerance Exercises
  • Gaze Stabilization Exercises
  • Visual Dependence Exercises
  • Physical Conditioning Exercises

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, contact your health care provider and request a referral for Vestibular Therapy.

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