Vestibular and Balance Therapy

The Vestibular and Balance Therapy Program of Southeastern Physical Therapy offers individualized, comprehensive treatment programs for a variety of disorders for men and women. The goal for Vestibular Therapy is to retrain to communicate and process information with the vestibular system in coordination with vision and proprioception.

Our trained and specialized physical therapists are here for you and understand the processes to remedy these symptoms.  VRT recovery may take time and will improve over time.  Headaches, fatigue and muscle tension will dissipate and systems of dizziness, vertigo, and nausea will decrease, or disappear.

What is Vestibular Therapy?

Vestibular Rehabilitation is a specialty program where physical therapists assist with reducing or abolishing dizziness and balance deficits.  Vestibular Rehabilitation (VRT) includes repositioning maneuvers and/or exercise based activities to assist with central and peripheral nervous system compensation.
What are the goals of Vestibular Therapy?

  • Diminish or reduce frequency, intensity and duration of dizzy symptoms
  • Improve pain free and dizzy free range of movement of neck
  • Improve balance and oculomotor function
  • Develop compensatory strategies for coping with symptoms


What happens during Vestibular Rehabilitation?

  1. Skilled physical therapist completes a comprehensive evaluation.
  2. Measurement of posture, balance, mobility, coordination, sensation, strength, gaze control and postural control strategies.
  3. Personalized regimen of manual therapy and exercises prescribed to meet unique needs of each patient.
  4. Monitoring and progression of program on an intermittent basis by physical therapist.


Who will benefit?

Persons With:

  • Vertigo
  • Dizziness
  • Lightheadedness
  • History of Falls/Poor Balance
  • Motion Sensitivity
  • Double Vision
  • Vestibular and Balance Disorder
  • BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo)
  • Motion Intolerance
  • Vestibular Neuritis
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Meniere’s Disease
  • Acoustic Neuromas
  • Bilateral Vestibular Hypofunction
  • Post Concussion Syndrome
  • Cervigogenic-related Vertigo
  • Additional Central and Peripheral involvement

What may be included in my treatment?

Depending on each patient’s diagnosis, particular difficulties, and medical history, individualized treatment options may include one or more of the following:

  • Education
  • Home Exercise Plan
  • Adaptation/Habitation Exercises
  • Repositioning Maneuvers
  • Balance Exercises
  • Gait Training
  • Strengthening, Flexibility and General Conditioning Exercises
  • Functional Activities Training (bed mobility, sit to stand)


Southeastern Physical Therapy is here to help you with your Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VTR) condition.  Our physical therapists understand your symptoms and are trained to assist you with your recovery.


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