Vestibular Therapy

Your vestibular system consists of the parts of your inner ear and brain that help control balance and eye movements. If your vestibular system is damaged, or if a disorder has occurred, you can experience vertigo, dizziness, visual disturbances, and/or problems keeping your balance. Therapy provided at home by a Fidelity Health Care therapist certified in vestibular rehabilitation can help you regain control of your balance and help your dizziness and other symptoms to subside.

How Can Vestibular Therapy Help You?

Many simple, day-to-day activities are no longer easy when you have a vestibular disorder. To avoid the symptoms, some people develop a more sedentary lifestyle. Common symptoms are:

  • Feeling off balance
  • Dizziness
  • Vertigo
  • Feeling as if the objects around you are moving when they are not
  • Vision problems like having trouble focusing or double vision

Vestibular therapy by our specially trained therapists can help these symptoms to go away.

Treatment strategies used in vestibular therapy can also be beneficial for these problems, which can sometimes arise because of your vestibular disorder:

  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety and/or depression

Once treatment is successfully completed, you likely will find that your energy, stamina, and quality of life return.

What Happens During a Typical Therapy Session?

Your therapist will evaluate your symptoms, limitations, and history of the problem. Using this information, your therapist will develop a treatment plan to target your specific issues. Head, body, and eye exercises may be prescribed, along with a home-based exercise program.

Who Can Be Helped With Vestibular Therapy?

People who are successfully helped with vestibular therapy may have one of these common diagnoses:

How Can You Arrange For Vestibular Therapy In Your Home?

Vestibular therapists need a doctor’s order to come into the home. As a result, if you believe you would benefit from vestibular therapy services, speak with your health care provider.

Contact Us

We are here to help. To find out more, or to speak with a Fidelity Health Care nurse, call (937) 208-6400(937) 208-6400 or toll-free (800) 946-6344(800) 946-6344. To purchase home care supplies and equipment, visit ShopPremierHealth.com.