What is Vestibular Therapy?

Category: Physical Therapy

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Generic Name: Physical Therapy (PT)

Vestibular therapy and rehabilitation is a specific type of physical therapy designed to address the unique problems of patients who suffer from vertigo, dizziness or a sense of imbalance.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Patients with evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Balance problems 4 3
Vertigo 3 2
Vestibular balance problems 2 2
Positional vertigo 1 1
Stiffness/Spasticity 1 1
Dizziness 1 1

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

side_effects of Vestibular Therapy"

Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
2
None
4

Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with Vestibular Therapy

Pain in lower back 1
Dizziness (vertigo) 1
Muscle and joint pain 1
Dizziness with nausea 1

Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently going to Vestibular Therapy)
Dosage Patients
30 min weekly 1
60 min weekly 1
9 min daily 1
180 min weekly 1
Why Patients Stopped Going to Vestibular Therapy (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 3
Did not seem to work 2
Other 1
See all 6 patients who’ve stopped going to Vestibular Therapy

Duration

Currently Going to Vestibular Therapy
Duration Patients
0-1 month 0
1-3 months 0
3-6 months 1
6 months-1 year 0
1-2 years 0
2 years or more 0
Stopped Going to Vestibular Therapy
Duration Patients
0-1 month 0
1-3 months 3
3-6 months 0
6 months-1 year 1
1-2 years 1
2 years or more 0
Adherence
Always
1 17%
Usually
3 50%
Sometimes
1 17%
Never
1 17%
Burden
Very
1 17%
Somewhat
1 17%
A little
1 17%
Not at all
3 50%
Cost
$200+
0 0%
$100-199
0 0%
$50-99
0 0%
$25-49
2 40%
< $25
3 60%
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1 patient evaluation for Vestibular Therapy

Librarian
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Librarian
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Mild
Overall: None
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: mild
I am: n
I have:
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See Librarian's full Vestibular Therapy history

Oct 15, 2011 (Started Aug 15, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Vestibular balance problems: None
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 180 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: No perceived benefit.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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