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Balance and Vestibular Therapy

A male patient receives balance and vestibular therapy at Atlantic Rehabilitation.

Although dizziness is among the most common symptom seen by physicians and may go away on its own, patients with vertigo, motion sickness or frequent, unexplained falls, may need comprehensive treatment to achieve quality of life. That’s why Atlantic Rehabilitation provides balance, or vestibular, rehabilitation services that are customized to individual needs and health goals.

That’s why Atlantic Rehabilitation provides balance, or vestibular, rehabilitation services that are customized to individual needs and health goals.Treatment services include:

Initial assessment – provided by a physical therapist and an audiologist trained in identifying and managing balance disorders

Videonystagmography and auditory brainstem response tests – exams used to determine the source of vertigo and other balance problems

NeuroCom Balance Master – computerized evaluation and training tool that provides biofeedback to help improve movement strategies

Canalith repositioning – non-invasive treatment that involves a series of head movements to transfer inner ear particles to a location where they will no longer cause problems

Balance retraining – uses both static and dynamic routines

Exercise programs – improves strength, range of motion, flexibility and mobility, while decreasing dizziness symptoms

Rotary chair – computerized rotation testing

Pharmacy consultations – ensures the proper medications are being taken to control balance issues

Home safety evaluations – helps eliminate tripping hazards and improve clearance for safe movement.

Our multidisciplinary team consists of neurologists, physiatrists, pharmacists, physical and occupational therapists, and audiologists. They’ll work together to identify the cause of any balance issue and create a personalized treatment plan.

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Atlantic Rehabilitation is considered a network participant in many insurance companies, including those that are part of the Health Care Exchange (Affordable Care Act).