Vestibular Rehabilitation, or Balance Retraining Therapy, is a scientifically based and clinically valid therapeutic modality for the treatment of persistent dizziness...after peripheral vestibular or central nervous system injury. Vestibular rehabilitation is a valid form of therapy...for vertigo disorders and for acute vertigo or persistent imbalance from peripheral vestibular disorders. Balance Retraining Therapy is also of significant benefit for fall prevention in the elderly patient who may suffer from multiple sensory and motor impairments.
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)
Unilateral or bilateral vestibular hypofunction (reduced inner ear function) associated with:
- Ménière's disease
- Vestibular neuritis
Even individuals with long-term unresolved inner ear disorders who have undergone a period of medical management with little or no success may benefit. VRT can also help people with an acute or abrupt loss of vestibular function following surgery for vestibular problems.