Balance Treatment

Treatment Methods

Along with counseling and patient education regarding vestibular health and coping mechanisms, patients may also benefit from the following treatment methods:

  • Adaptation/Gaze Stabilization Exercises: A patient focuses on a visual target while performing specific head movements.
  • Habituation Exercises: A patient is repeatedly exposed to stimuli that provoke a negative response in order to reduce negative symptoms, such as dizziness, over time.
  • Substitution Exercises: A patient learns to control and substitute eye movements during head movements.
  • Balance, Strength and Conditioning Exercises: Ideal for patients with muscle weakness or difficulty walking on uneven surfaces.
  • Functional Activities: A patient learns safe ways to do normal daily activities, thus lessening the risk of falling at home.
  • Canalith Repositioning Procedures (CRPs), Including the Epley Maneuver: Used to move otoconia from the semicircular canals in order to reduce symptoms of certain balance disorders, like BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo).