Balance, Vestibular and Fall Reduction Rehab

Institutes & Services > Rehabilitation & Physical Therapy

The balance, vestibular and fall reduction rehabilitation program at TriHealth is an interdisciplinary approach that involves your physician, an audiologist and a balance, vestibular and fall reduction rehabilitation physical therapist. A neuropsychologist, occupational therapist, or a nutritionist may also be involved in your care depending on your individual need.

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How We Help

Physical Therapists specializing in balance, vestibular and fall reduction treatment: 

  • Assess neuromuscular function (range of motion, strength, posture, coordination and gait).
  • Perform computerized (platform posturography) and standardized balance testing.
  • Assess fall risks.
  • Establish an individualized home program.
  • Perform certain repositioning techniques for BPPV.

Audiologists specializing in vestibular treatment: 

  • Perform diagnostic tests of the inner ear related to hearing and balance.
  • Perform certain repositioning techniques for BPPV.

Services

Our specially trained team works collaboratively to perform the following services:

  • Vestibular rehabilitation - Vestibular rehabilitation is a treatment approach that uses head, body and coordinated eye exercises to decrease dizziness and balance problems associated with peripheral and central vestibular abnormalities.
  • Balance rehabilitation - Balance rehabilitation is a treatment approach that uses various exercises to improve balance and balance reactions, as well as enhance coordination, strength, range of motion, flexibility and endurance.
  • Fall reduction rehabilitation -  Fall reduction rehabilitation is a treatment approach that evaluates and determines contributing factors that lead to falls (i.e. balance, coordination, weakness, dizziness, environmental, etc.). An individualized program is then developed, which includes exercise, fall reduction education and environmental modifications with the goal of reducing falls.

Conditions treated

  • Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Vestibular neuritis
  • Chronic vestibulopathy
  • Disequilibrium of aging
  • Bilateral vestibular weakness from ototoxicity
  • Vertigo of unknown etiology
  • Meniere’s disease
  • Motion intolerance
  • Post-surgical acoustic neuroma
  • Cervical vertigo
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Various neurological disorders resulting in balance/dizziness problems
  • History of falls
  • Parkinson’s disease

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