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Vestibular Therapy

Vestibular Rehabilitation therapy is a specialized form of therapy intended to alleviate both the primary and secondary problems caused by vestibular disorders. It is an exercise-based program primarily designed to reduce vertigo and dizziness, gaze instability, and/or imbalance and falls.

Richmond Physical Therapy specializes in Vestibular Rehab needed to overcome deficits due to following conditions

  • Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV),
  • Acoustic neuroma
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Vestibular neuritis,
  • Ménière’s disease,
  • Secondary endolymphatic hydrops.
  • Superior semicircular canal dehiscence,
  • Perilymph fistula,
  • Ototoxicity,
  • Migraine-associated vertigo,
  • Aging, autoimmune disorders, and allergies.

Treatment approach includes repositioning- CRT technique, Gaze stabilization exercises, Gait and Balance training, Endurance and strength exercises, Home exercise program, prevention exercises.

There are two primary maneuvers: CRP (the Epley maneuver) and the Semont-Liberatory maneuver. The choice of maneuver depends on results of the Dix-Hallpike test (revealing which canal is involved) and whether or not the otoconia is inside the canal (canalithiasis) or hung up on the cupula of the canal (cupulolithiasis).

For more information, contact our physical therapist today at Staten Island, NY.