Vestibular Physical Therapy

If you have an inner ear disorder, dysfunction, or injury causing vertigo, balance issues, or dizziness, vestibular physical therapy may help you overcome these problems. This type of rehabilitation is conducted by a specially trained physical therapist with the goal of improving balance and reducing dizziness-related problems. Therapy is individualized to your specific diagnosis and its severity.

How Does It Work?

Vestibular physical therapy uses exercises and activity to alleviate the feeling of imbalance, or to help the brain learn to use other senses to make up for problems with the inner ear.

One technique that may be used by your therapist is habituation. With habituation, your therapist puts you through a series of exercises that gently “provoke” the brain into experiencing dizziness or vertigo. These exercises are based on the rationale that by slightly triggering mild dizziness or vertigo, your brain will become used to the sensation, and eventually stop responding to it.

Another therapy technique is substitution, in which you learn new ways of doing things (for instance, how you use your eyes), to reduce dependence on tendencies that cause balance problems.

Conditions We Treat

Sometimes an illness or damage to the inner ear can bring lasting and harmful problems with balance. Some causes of these issues include:

Length Of Treatment

The length of vestibular physical therapy varies, depending on your diagnosis and severity of your condition, from one or two weeks, up to months. 

A Physician Order Is Not Required

The state of Ohio Physical Therapy Practice Act and Premier Health both allow patients to be seen via Direct Access. That means no physician order is required.  

However, some insurance companies require a physician order, so check with your insurance plan or ask our team to assist you. 

P-C-MKT93748- 5750 Innovation Dr

Middletown, OH

Vestibular Physical Therapy at Atrium Family YMCA

5750 Innovation Dr., Middletown, OH
(513) 974-5013 (513) 974-5013
Operated by Atrium Medical Center
S-W-PHY42264-AMC-Trenton

Trenton, OH

Vestibular Physical Therapy at Atrium Health Center Trenton

3590 Busenbark Road, Suite 300, Trenton, OH
(513) 869-4600 (513) 869-4600
Operated by Atrium Medical Center
P-C-MKT93748- 1697 Deerfield Rd

Lebanon, OH

Vestibular Physical Therapy at Ralph J. Stolle Countryside YMCA

1697 Deerfield Road, Lebanon, OH
(513) 934-3850 (513) 934-3850
Operated by Atrium Medical Center
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Kettering, OH

Vestibular Physical Therapy at Claybourne Medical Center

1525 E. Stroop Road, Kettering, OH
(937) 208-7450 (937) 208-7450
Operated by Miami Valley Hospital
P-C-MKT93748- 90 Remick Blvd

Springboro, OH

Vestibular Physical Therapy at Coffman Family YMCA

90 Remick Blvd., Springboro, OH
(937) 886-1511 (937) 886-1511
Operated by Miami Valley Hospital
Emergency Center care at Miami Valley Hospital North Campus 9000 North Main Street Englewood, Ohio

Englewood, OH

Vestibular Physical Therapy at Miami Valley Hospital North Campus

9000 N. Main St., Englewood, OH
(937) 734-5722 (937) 734-5722
Operated by Miami Valley Hospital
Level 3 Trauma care at Miami Valley Hospital South Campus 2400 Miami Valley Drive Centerville, Ohio 45459

Centerville, OH

Vestibular Physical Therapy at Miami Valley Hospital South Campus

2400 Miami Valley Dr., Suite 170 - Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy; Suite 270 - Hand Therapy, Centerville, OH
(937) 438-7711 (937) 438-7711
Operated by Miami Valley Hospital

Dayton, OH

Vestibular Physical Therapy at Northwest Health and Wellness Campus

2649 Salem Ave, Suite 520, Dayton, OH
(937) 734-6464 (937) 734-6464
Operated by Miami Valley Hospital

Dayton, OH

Vestibular Physical Therapy in Dayton

1715 Brown St., Dayton, OH
(937) 208-6090 (937) 208-6090
Operated by Miami Valley Hospital
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Beavercreek, OH

Vestibular Physical Therapy in Beavercreek

1244 Meadow Bridge Dr., Beavercreek, OH
(937) 208-7670 (937) 208-7670
Operated by Miami Valley Hospital
Emergency care at Miami Valley Hospital Jamestown Emergency Center 4940 Cottonville Road Jamestown Ohio, 45335

Jamestown, OH

Vestibular Physical Therapy at Miami Valley Hospital Jamestown Emergency Center

4940 Cottonville Road, Jamestown, OH
(937) 675-2550 (937) 675-2550
Operated by Miami Valley Hospital
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Huber Heights, OH

Vestibular Physical Therapy at Miami Valley Health Center Huber Heights

6251 Miami Valley Way, Suite 110, Huber Heights, OH
(937) 734-6801 (937) 734-6801
Operated by Miami Valley Hospital
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Tipp City, OH

Vestibular Physical Therapy at Hyatt Center

450 N. Hyatt St., Suite 102, Tipp City, OH
(937) 440-7152 (937) 440-7152
Operated by Upper Valley Medical Center
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Sidney, OH

Vestibular Physical Therapy at UVMC Sidney Center

1529 Fair Road, Suite 100, Sidney, OH
(937) 492-0270 (937) 492-0270
Operated by Upper Valley Medical Center

Piqua, OH

Vestibular Physical Therapy at UVMC Outpatient Care Center North

280 N. Looney Road, Suite 301, Piqua, OH
(937) 440-7355 (937) 440-7355
Operated by Upper Valley Medical Center
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Troy, OH

Vestibular Physical Therapy at UVMC Outpatient Care Center South

998 S. Dorset Road, Suite 105, Troy, OH
(937) 440-7400 (937) 440-7400
Operated by Upper Valley Medical Center

Contact Us

Our rehabilitation team is ready to help you get back to the things that matter most in your life. We offer locations close to you throughout Southwest Ohio, in our hospitals and in outpatient facilities. Check out our list of locations, or call the number of the hospital near you to learn more about rehabilitation services in your area.

Atrium Medical Center: (513) 974-5237(513) 974-5237
Miami Valley Hospital Beavercreek: (937) 208-7670(937) 208-7670
Miami Valley Hospital North: (937) 734-5722(937) 734-5722
Miami Valley Hospital Wright Health: (937) 208-6090(937) 208-6090
Miami Valley Hospital Surecare: (937) 208-7150(937) 208-7150
Upper Valley Medical Center: (937) 440-4840(937) 440-4840
UVMC Sidney Center: (937) 492-0270(937) 492-0270
Upper Valley Medical Center Sports Medicine/Hyatt Center: (937) 440-7152(937) 440-7152