Vestibular Therapy

Dizziness is the third most frequent reason people see their doctors and a common reason for emergency room visits. People who suffer from dizziness and balance problems often have to see several specialists before finding relief. 

As part of Swedish Hospital's comprehensive and advanced rehabilitation services, sufferers can now receive expert help and effective treatment.

To schedule an appointment, call 773-878-6888.

What is Vestibular Therapy?

Through the Vestibular Rehabilitation and Balance Retraining Program, specially trained physical therapists help patients overcome dizziness and restore the vital function of balance to everyday life.

Therapy may include any one or more of the following:

  • Canalith repositioning for Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo, a series of specific maneuvers to reposition the crystals that naturally form in the inner ear
  • Balance retraining exercises to improve coordination and organization of sensory information
  • Supervised exercise on fitness equipment for strength and endurance
  • Gait training
  • Visual retraining for perception problems
  • Instruction on fall prevention and ways to live more safely
  • Family and caregiver education to ensure you get the support you need
  • Close coordination and communication with your referring physician

Benefits of Vestibular Therapy and Balance Retraining

Those who may have Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) may benefit from Vestibular Therapy and balance retraining. BPPV is the most common cause of dizziness and is an easily cured condition caused by the displacement of naturally forming crystals within the inner ear.

The program may benefit others experiencing balance problems associated with:

  • Viral and bacterial infections
  • Trauma to the ear or head
  • Side effects from medication
  • Tumors or Meniere's disease (an inner ear disorder)

Contact Us

To schedule an appointment, call 773-878-6888.

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