Who We See: Patients typically complain of unsteadiness, difficulty with busy environments/patterns, difficulty in the car and difficulty with gaze stabilization. Vestibular hypofunction can occur for many reasons including infection, neuritis, labyrinthitis and symptoms may have been occurring for days to weeks. They typically do not complain of true vertigo symptoms.
What We Do: We complete thorough examinations including cranial nerve screens, screening for central involvement, oculomotor examinations and balance assessment. If appropriate, we will also use videonystamography.
What Patients Can Expect: Longer bouts of care with visit typically 1-2 times per week. Exercises are assigned and then progressed weekly as a needed to challenge the patient. The foundation of this rehabilitation is based around gaze stabilization and adaptation of the peripheral vestibular system.
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