Regaining Balance through Vestibular Rehabilitation

Regain your balance and conquer vertigo with Vestibular Rehabilitation at TLC Physical Therapy. Jason LaMendola PT and our expert team specialize in helping you reduce vertigo symptoms, improve balance, and reduce the risk of falls. With tailored exercises, gaze stabilization techniques, and canalith repositioning maneuvers, we'll help you get back to a steadier life. Don't let vertigo hold you back; schedule an appointment at one of our New York City locations in Staten Island, Brooklyn, and Manhattan today

6/5/20231 min read

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Regaining Balance through Vestibular Rehabilitation

Vertigo is a sensation of spinning or moving when you are not actually moving. It can be caused by a variety of factors, including inner ear problems, head injuries, and medications. Vertigo can make it difficult to maintain your balance and can lead to falls.

If you are someone struggling with vertigo the road to a steadier stance is through vestibular rehabilitation. Jason LaMendola PT and the team at TLC Physical Therapy are experts in this therapy and show here how it works.

What is Vestibular Rehabilitation?

Vestibular rehabilitation is a type of physical therapy that can help people with vertigo regain their balance. Vestibular rehabilitation exercises help to retrain the brain to interpret signals from the inner ear more accurately. This can help to reduce vertigo symptoms and improve balance.

How Vestibular Rehabilitation Works

Vestibular rehabilitation exercises are typically tailored to the individual's specific needs. However, some common exercises include:

  • Gaze stabilization exercises: These exercises help to train the eyes to stay focused on a target even when the head is moving.

  • Canalith repositioning maneuvers: These maneuvers are used to move crystals that have become dislodged in the inner ear back into place.

  • Balance exercises: These exercises help to improve the body's ability to maintain balance.

Benefits of Vestibular Rehabilitation

Vestibular rehabilitation can help people with vertigo to:

  • Reduce vertigo symptoms

  • Improve balance

  • Reduce the risk of falls

  • Increase participation in activities of daily living

Here are some additional tips for managing vertigo:

  • Avoid activities that trigger your vertigo.

  • Get enough sleep.

  • Eat a healthy diet.

  • Manage stress.

  • Use a cane or walker for support if needed.

If you are battling vertigo and would like to find a way to regain balance in your life, schedule an appointment with us today at one of our New York City offices located in Staten Island, Brooklyn, and Manhattan to find out how vestibular rehabilitation can help you.