East Coast Audiology & Physical Therapy

Balance and Vestibular Rehabilitation

The Vestibular System

The vestibular system is located in the inner ear and is responsible for providing key sensory information to the balance system. A disorder in the vestibular system causes difficulties with balance and movement, as a result, causing dizziness and/or vertigo. With Vestibular Rehabilitation, our goal is to improve balance function and visual motor control, increase general activity levels, and help your body compensate for inner ear disorders. We utilize a state-of-the-art balance machine as well as a Safety Overhead Support System which allows patients to confidently work on their exercises without the fear of falling.

Vestibular Rehabilitation

Vestibular Rehabilitation refers to the therapy performed by a Physical Therapist specifically trained in Vestibular Disorders to treat imbalance and combat dizziness. Symptoms of these disorders can negatively affect quality of life in many ways. Fortunately, vestibular rehab can help. At East Coast, our team of Audiologist and Physical Therapists have extensive training and certifications to diagnose and treat vestibular disorders.

Benefits of Vestibular Rehabilitation

Fall Prevention

A well-functioning vestibular system helps the prevention of falls. Improving walking skills (gait) and your balance helps decrease risk of injury, while at the same time increasing your confidence and independence. The balance and gait systems both rely on the inner ear, vestibular system, eyes, joint-muscle-nerve system, and of course cognitive functions. At East Coast, Physical Therapists will work to improve your gait and balance to keep all of your systems functioning in harmony.

Who needs Vestibular Rehabilitation?

People who experience to following conditions:

Who Could Benefit

At Eastcoast Therapy & Balance Centers, our therapists realize how important balance and walking is for independent living, as well as for work activities, exercise, sports and enjoying life in general.  That’s why we provide a range of programs and therapies to evaluate and treat balance disorders: