Vestibular rehabilitation is a specialized form of physical therapy used to treat vestibular disorders or symptoms, characterized by dizziness, vertigo, and trouble with balance, posture, and vision. These primary symptoms can result in secondary symptoms such as nausea, fatigue, and lack of concentration. All symptoms of vestibular dysfunction can significantly decrease quality of life, introducing mental-emotional issues such as anxiety and depression, and greatly impair an individual, causing them to become more sedentary.
The goals of vestibular rehabilitation are:
- to enhance gaze stability,
- to improve postural stability (balance),
- to reduce vertigo, and
- to improve participation in daily life activities.