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Balance and Vestibular Rehabilitation

Balance and vestibular difficulties can result from a combination of aging and medical issues, from head trauma, or from problems with the inner ear (the vestibular system). Functional problems might include difficulty walking safely at a normal pace, going up and down stairs, or performing activities of daily living. A person may also experience dizziness when performing daily tasks.

Common Causes of Balance Problems:

  • Orthopedic conditions or injuries
  • Visual problems
  • Physical inactivity
  • Muscle weakness or muscle tightness
  • Stroke or peripheral neuropathy

Common Causes of Vestibular Problems:

  • Benign positional vertigo
  • History of inner ear infections
  • Trauma to the head
  • Stroke
  • A tumor on the vestibular nerve


About the Balance and Vestibular Rehabilitation Program 

A physician order for balance/vestibular rehab physical therapy is reqquired for participation in the program. The initial evaluation will include a comprehensive analysis of balance components. This may include using computer-assisted diagnostic and therapeutic equipment. 


Our Professional Staff 

Patients in the program work with a physical therapist who specializes in balance and vestibular rehabilitation. Other types of therapy may be needed, depending on the patient’s individual needs.

To learn more, please call Patricia Neal Outpatient Services at Clinic at 865-331-1605.