Overview

The vestibular system (located in the inner ear) is a critical component of the balance system. It tells our body where we are in space to maintain balance and prevent falls. The vestibular system has been found to respond to Physical Therapy.

Treatments

  • Exercises to improve gaze stability through vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR) and substitution strategies
  • Habituation to overcome migraine and aging-related dizziness/lightheadedness
  • Home management and safety
  • Low to high level functional balance exercises
  • Improving bed mobility and transfers
  • Visual exercises and exercises to reduce vertigo
  • Fall reduction, safety and gait training

Physical and occupational therapists

Affiliates

Phelps Outpatient Physical Rehabilitation Service
(914) 366-3700