Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy
Vestibular rehabilitation therapy (VRT) is offered through Gaylord’s Outpatient Services. It’s an exercise-based program designed to reduce vertigo and dizziness, gaze instability, and imbalance or falls. VRT is performed by a certified physical or occupational therapist with the goal of promoting compensation. Compensation techniques teach the brain to use other senses (vision and body sense) as a substitute for a deficient vestibular system. Vestibular deficits may often be permanent, but VRT can help patients feel and function much better by establishing an exercise program that can be performed regularly at home.