by Julie Grove, MPT of Cascade Dizziness and Balance PT
(Presented to Seattle Dizzy Group 9/21/13)
This presentation discusses the role of vestibular rehabilitation for treating symptoms of dizziness, vertigo, disequilibrium, nausea, and anxiety. The tenets of vestibular rehabilitation and balance physical therapy are reviewed including evaluation, treatment, prognosis, barriers to treatment, and facilitators for recovery. Concepts of central compensation are explained including functional vs. physiological compensation, de-compensation, and failure to compensate related to inner ear dysfunction.