Vertigo & Vestibular Rehab

Vestibular Rehabilitation is the use of therapeutic exercises to reduce or eliminate symptoms of vertigo
or dizziness.

shutterstock_265978985Positional Vertigo or BPPV is the number one cause of vertigo. This condition occurs because of the changes in the balance portion of the inner ear. Calcium carbonate crystals, which the ear uses as a gravity sensor, move from the utricle into one or more of the balance canals.

The most popular treatment for BPPV is a simple canalith repositioning maneuver. The treatment returns the otolith to the utricle of the inner ear. Heather can help evaluate BPPV to determine the specific canal involved and therefore administer the proper positioning maneuver.

Vestibular Rehabilitation for other disorders of the inner ear such as Meniere’s Disease, Vestibular Neuritis, and Labyrinthitis involves a course of therapeutic exercises to help the body adapt, substitute or habituate to sensory input to the inner ear and vestibular system so that the body can better accommodate to the inner ear dysfunction or condition. Heather is certified with the American Institute of Balance in treating these disorders. For more information on Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT) and the conditions that can be treated with VRT, go to