Balance and Vestibular Rehabilitation at Kent Hospital Providence
No matter your condition or therapeutic needs, improving your balance means greater safety and independence. Our goal is to determine all factors contributing to your imbalance and implement unique, specialized treatment that will allow you to safely enjoy the freedom you deserve.
While there are many possible reasons for imbalance, impairment of the vestibular system in the inner ear is a leading cause. The vestibular system, along with vision and sensation, provide the brain information about motion and your body’s position in space. When any of these are impaired, your body experiences this mismatch of information as a sense of imbalance.
Vestibular system dysfunction can also be a source of vertigo and dizziness. Vertigo can be debilitating and may come on randomly at any age, keeping you from things like work, school, or driving. You may also be at a high risk for falls during and after an episode of vertigo. In Vestibular Rehabilitation, physical and occupational therapists apply specific techniques to evaluate and treat vertigo and balance disorders with success rates as high as 90 percent - giving you your life back.
Spaulding's Approach to Balance and Vestibular Rehabilitation
Occupational and physical therapists will evaluate your balance, coordination, and vestibular system function, with the goal of stabilization. Our therapists work closely with your physician, to develop an individualized plan of care. Treatment options may include repositioning maneuvers, visual system training, balance activities, or a combination of these approaches to maximize function.