Vestibular Rehabilitation

  • headaches pain managementThe 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. The canalith repositioning maneuver is a process of rotating the patient until the free-floating densities that cause the vertigo are worked out of the ear.

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

  • Contact us
    • The Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial University Medical Center
      4700 Waters Avenue
      Savannah, GA 31404

      Main: 912-350-8306
      Inpatient: 912-350-8727
      Outpatient: 912-350-7128
      Pediatric Rehab: 912-350-9666

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