Vestibular rehabilitation has been very promising for people experiencing symptoms of dizziness, pressure in the ear, nausea, ringing in the ears, chronic headaches, or imbalance. In most cases, if patients continue to perform the exercises they have learned, balance, and dizziness problems decrease significantly or completely disappear. Vestibular physical therapy can get you better sooner than you anticipate.
One of the most common Vestibular diagnoses is Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo or BPPV. Physical therapy has been successful in the treatment of BPPV. For BPPV, rehabilitation may require just a few short therapy sessions focused on repositioning maneuvers. However, if the symptoms are related to another diagnosis, the process may take a few weeks of exercises that gradually progress. Most patients will have success with a significant reduction in symptoms or possibly a complete resolution of their symptoms after completing Vestibular physical therapy, and drastically improving their quality of life.