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Vestibular rehabilitation

If you are experiencing dizziness caused by vestibular challenges or medical conditions, a referral to a physical therapist who specializes in vestibular rehabilitation may help.


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What is vestibular rehabilitation?

Vestibular rehabilitation is specialized physical therapy that will help assess your:

  • positions and activities that result in dizziness
  • goals for activity and function
  • sensory integration

What to expect from vestibular rehabilitation

Treatment options can include:

  • balance retraining
  • canalith repositioning procedure and/or exercise
  • exercises to strengthen and address other issues relating to your muscles, bones, joints and connective tissue 
  • gait retraining
  • general conditioning
  • treatment for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) including canalith repositioning
  • vestibular therapy

You will also receive instruction in a home exercise program you will be asked to do in between therapy sessions.

Conditions treated

  • balance issues
  • dizziness and vertigo
  • concussion
  • cervical and central dizziness
  • BPPV (benign positional paroxysmal vertigo)
  • vestibular hypofunction

Vestibular rehabilitation at Allina Health

  • Our therapists work with adults, teens and kids.
  • Physical therapists work closely with other care team providers (occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, physical medicine & rehabilitation providers, ear, nose & throat (ENTs) providers. 
  • Minnesota and Wisconsin allow direct access to receive physical therapy services, but your insurance plan may require a referral for payment. Please check with your insurance plan or contact our scheduling office for assistance.
  • We work closely with referring physicians to provide timely communications every step of the way.
  • Before your first visit, please complete the Patient Intake Questionnaire.

Related links

Source: Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute
Reviewed by: Lynette Leuty, PT

First published: 4/22/2019
Last reviewed: 4/19/2019

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