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Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT)

Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT) is an exercised – based therapy program primarily designed to reduce vertigo and dizziness, gaze instability, and/or imbalance and falls. The vestibular system includes two parts of the inner ear and brain that process the sensory information involved with controlling balance and eye movement. If disease or injury damage these processing areas, vestibular disorders can result. The health of particular parts of the nervous system is important in determining the extent of recovery that can be gained through teaching other parts of the body to compensate.

SYMPTOMS of a vestibular disorder may include:

  • Vertigo and dizziness
  • Imbalance and spatial disorientation
  • Nausea
  • Vision disturbance
  • Hearing changes
  • Cognitive and/or psychological changes (i.e. confusion, disorientation, difficultly concentrating, anxiety, depression, social isolation)

A physician’s order is required for VRT.  For more information, please call (225) 231-3107 or your physician can fax an order to (225) 231-3017.

*Visit vestibular.org for more information regarding vestibular disorders.


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