Can I just have general vestibular rehabilitation to help my dizziness and vertigo?

Vestibular Rehabilitation for Vertigo and Dizziness

Vestibular Rehabilitation in Wake Forest

In the age of Instagram and YouTube, persons seeking out medical advice has now gone digital! We now have Dr. Google, Dr. Facebook, Dr. Twitter. Additionally, there is a plethora of information on exercise out there on the internet. We even have content out there so its not all bad!

However, in some instances, it is not always best to have general advice with exercises. I say this is especially true with Vestibular Rehabilitation.

What is Vestibular Rehabilitation?

Vestibular Rehabilitation consists of eye, head, and body movements to promote recovery and compensation. It can also included canalith repositioning manuevers, which are known to the general public as the techniques to help with your inner ear “crystals”.

The goal of these exercises is to reduce dizziness and imbalance and improve quality of life.

Should I just look up my own exercises for Vestibular Rehabilitation?

Physical therapists play an important role in directly restoring patient function and return to daily life by identifying the patient’s specific impairments and functional limitations.

Honestly, if you need specific exercises for Vestibular Rehabilitation to help dizziness and vertigo, I would suggest seeking out a professional. It would be one thing to look up exercises to strengthen your knee, but not to help with dizziness or vertigo! Medical research even agrees.

Many researchers reported that individualized Vestibular Rehabilitation tailored by a physical therapist was more effective than general Vestibular Rehabilitation (Gottshall, 2011Norré and Beckers, 1988Sessoms et al., 2015).

If you are needing Vestibular Rehabilitation, feel free to contact us to determine how our program works and if we are best suited to assist you in your symptoms.