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    The Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial University Medical Center has a comprehensive program to evaluate and treat people who experience vertigo and balance problems due to vestibular (ear) disorders. The vestibular system has an amazing ability to repair and adapt to dysfunction or loss, and therapy can help speed up this process. Studies show faster recovery and better outcomes when patients with balance and dizziness disorders receive early therapeutic intervention with a customized treatment approach. The Rehabilitation Institute offers highly effective computerized balance testing and training equipment.

    We provide treatment for patients with the following conditions:

    • Unilateral vestibular dysfunction or loss
    • Bilateral vestibular loss
    • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo, or BPPV. This is the most common cause of vertigo. In recent years, more than 90 percent of our patients with BPPV were cured in one visit using a single canalith repositioning maneuver. BPPV is caused by displacement of otoconia in one part of the inner ear. The canalith repositioning is performed to move the otoconia to a part of the ear where vertigo will not occur.  

    Therapists in the vestibular rehabilitation program customize treatment programs to decrease dizziness, improve balance, improve visual-vestibular interaction, and increase activity levels.