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Vestibular Rehabilitation
at Peak Vestibular Center

patient on a balance training deviceVestibular rehabilitation is an exercise-based program to improve balance and reduce problems related to dizziness. Dizziness is often a sign of a mechanical problem in the body. While traditionally used for peripheral type issues, such as inner ear problems, it can be beneficial for central issues of the brain and brain stem as well.

How It Helps

Your doctor will evaluate your condition by assessing your balance and/or leg strength and flexibility, gait, visual stability and mobility, neck mobility and neck and arm strength, and positional testing with an inner ear exam.

Based on our findings, a care plan is created for all new patients to correct any deficits identified. No two exercise plans are alike. Our goal is to improve your ability to perform daily functions, reduce your risk for falling, and improve your quality of life.

Conditions that can benefit from this therapy are dizziness, imbalance, vertigo, Meniere’s syndrome, BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo), neck-related dizziness, migraines, anxiety, depression, strokes, and brain injuries.

Symptoms that might indicate a problem which needs attention are:

  • Dizziness or blurry vision with head movements
  • Neck tightness, stiffness, or pain
  • Headaches
  • Imbalance/holding onto objects when walking
  • Frequent falls
  • General dizziness, wooziness, foggy head feelings
  • Vertigo/spinning

What To Expect

Vestibular rehabilitation is a time-tested method of care. Evidence-based, and supported by a strong body of research, health care providers are becoming more aware of its benefits. Dr. Steward completed a postdoctoral program in vestibular rehabilitation with the world-renowned Carrick Institute for Clinical Neuroscience and Rehabilitation in 2021.

Dr. Steward may use a variety of exercises based on your care plan, including vision stability training, posture training, stretching and strengthening exercises, balance retraining, walking exercises, and neck mobility exercises. We will also give you exercises to do at home to enhance the results achieved in our office, and to prevent new episodes.

Questions? We Have Answers For You!

Contact us today with any questions or concerns you may have about vestibular rehabilitation therapy and we’d be happy to help.

Vestibular Rehabilitation Hudson WI | (715) 690-2211