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Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT)

Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT)

Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT)

Vestibular rehabilitation therapy (VRT) is an exercise-based program designed to promote central nervous system compensation for inner ear deficits. Even individuals with long-term unresolved problems who have undergone a period of medical management with little or no success may benefit. VRT is currently offered at both our inpatient and outpatient programs.


At TNC, a certified Vestibular Therapist will first perform a thorough evaluation. Using the evaluation results, the therapist will develop an individualized treatment plan that includes specific head, body, and eye exercises to be performed both in the therapy setting and at home. These exercises are designed to retrain the brain to recognize and process signals from the vestibular system and coordinate them with information from vision and proprioception.

Signs & Symptoms that could be vestibular related

  • Chronic dizziness
  • Sudden onset of dizziness
  • Dizziness with changes in position, turning head, rolling over in bed
  • Increased dizziness or disorientation in busy environments
  • Motion Sensitivity
  • Sensation that stable objects are moving
  • Difficulty stabilizing gaze or maintaining visual focus
  • Loss of balance with head turns when walking

Diagnosis’ that could benefit from VRT

  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
  • Stroke, Transient Ischemic Attack, Traumatic Brain Injury, and other Central Insults
  • Unilateral or Bilateral Vestibular Hypofunction
  • Meniere’s Disease
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Vestibular Neuronitis/Labrynthitis
  • Migraine and Anxiety related dizziness
  • Post Concussive Syndrome

For more information, please call 1-800-252-5151.

Note: Photographs were captured prior to the COVID-19 precautions currently in place at our Facility