The vestibular system includes the parts of your inner ear and brain that help control balance and eye movement. Vestibular therapy is a type of physical therapy that can alleviate symptoms such as dizziness, vertigo, blurry vision, loss of balance or a feeling of falling, light headedness or feeling disoriented.
The goal of this type of therapy is to help you learn to compensate for these symptoms with balance training, eye exercises to improve gaze stability, and specific exercises to reduce movement-related dizziness.
During your first visit, we’ll use video goggles to identify your individual vestibular deficits, and develop a customized treatment program tailored to your needs.
If your dizziness is due to a stroke, brain injury, or another neurological condition, we will collaborate with the Neurological Rehabilitation team.
Why you should choose Nebraska Medicine for vestibular therapy
Nebraska Medicine has highly experienced Physical Therapists with a combination of over 20 years of treating patients with vestibular disorders. We also have Physical Therapists who specialize in orthopaedic deficits, and Occupational Therapists who specialize in vision re-training and speech therapy – which vestibular therapy patients can sometimes require.
We offer one-on-one, customized treatment programs that incorporate your needs and concerns. And we’ll take a collaborative approach, working closely with physicians, nurses and audiologists to provide you with the best care possible.