Vestibular rehabilitation therapy is a form of physical therapy that uses specialized exercises to habituate symptoms, promote adaptations for various dizziness and balance disorders. Most of these exercises involve head movements which are essential for stimulating and retraining the vestibular system. It is a highly effective modality for the treatment of disorders of the vestibular system.
Colleen has 10 years experience working in the field of vestibular rehabilitation. She completed her extensive training at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.
Colleen will take a detailed history and perform a comprehensive assessment of coordination, balance, gaze stability, functional movements and vestibular nerve function. Treatment and rehabilitation are specifically tailored to the assessment finding in order to address the clients symptoms and needs.
WHAT IS THE VESTIBULAR SYSTEM?
The vestibular system includes parts of the inner ear (the organs of balance), the pathways that lead to the brain, and the brain itself that help control balance and eye movements. It helps with our balance, orientation in space, and eye movements. If the system is damaged by disease, aging, or injury; dizziness, vertigo and/or balance difficulties can result.
WHO IS VESTIBULAR REHABILITATION FOR?
People suffering from vertigo, dizziness, imbalance, nauseu as a result of BPPV, unilateral and bilateral vestibular disfunction (neuritis or labrinythitis), post concussion syndrome and various other disorders.