Vestibular therapy improves balance and more

Dizziness, vertigo, balance problems – these symptoms may reveal a need for vestibular therapy. The vestibular system is located in the inner ear. Together with the visual and sensory systems, it serves to maintain balance and visual focus. When these elements are damaged due to disease or injury, the brain can no longer rely on them to provide accurate information about equilibrium and motion.

You may benefit from vestibular rehabilitation if you experience

  • Vertigo (sense of spinning)
  • Dizziness / lightheadedness
  • History of falling or losing your balance
  • Difficulty reading or focusing

These symptoms may happen when

  • Looking up or reaching overhead
  • Bending down toward the floor
  • Rolling over in bed
  • Changing positions when getting in / out of bed or standing up from a chair
  • Turning quickly
  • Walking in the dark or on uneven surfaces
  • Shopping or walking in wide-open areas

How to get started

If you believe you may benefit from ProHealth Care’s vestibular rehabilitation program, contact your physician to obtain a referral for physical therapy. A physician’s prescription is required before you can schedule your first visit. You are also encouraged to contact your insurance to learn if physical therapy is covered under your plan.

What will be done in therapy

An evaluation will be performed by a physical therapist that specializes in vestibular rehabilitation. The therapist will evaluate the visual, vestibular and sensory systems. A custom therapy plan will be developed consisting of procedures or exercises performed in the clinic as well as at home to help you manage your symptoms. Training in balance and body awareness will also be given if needed.

To schedule your first appointment, call the location nearest you offering vestibular rehabilitation services:

ProHealth Medical Group
1500 Walnut Ridge Dr.

ProHealth Care's medical campus
240 Maple Ave.

ProHealth Medical Group
S69 W15636 Janesville Rd.

ProHealth Medical Group
13900 W. National Ave.

ProHealth Care Rehabilitation Services
located inside Shorehaven Health & Rehabilitation Center
1305 W. Wisconsin Ave.

ProHealth Care
W239 N1812 Rockwood Dr.

ProHealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital
725 American Ave.

ProHealth Medical Group
2130 Big Bend Road (east entrance)

Vestibular Therapy

Vestibular therapists are physical therapists who help people overcome vertigo, disequilibrium and balance issues.

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