What is Vestibular Therapy?

Category: Physical Therapy

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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.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

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Severe
0
Moderate
2
Mild
3
None
6

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

Dizziness (vertigo) 2
Balance problems 1
Dizziness 1
Dizziness with nausea 1
Migraine headaches 1
Muscle and joint pain 1

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Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently going to Vestibular Therapy)
Dosage Patients
60 min weekly 2
45 min weekly 1
9 min daily 1
20 min daily 1
180 min weekly 1
30 min daily 1
Why Patients Stopped Going to Vestibular Therapy (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 6
Did not seem to work 2
Side effects too severe 1
Other 1
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Duration

Currently Going to Vestibular Therapy
Duration Patients
0-1 month 0
1-3 months 0
3-6 months 2
6 months-1 year 0
1-2 years 1
2 years or more 1
Stopped Going to Vestibular Therapy
Duration Patients
0-1 month 0
1-3 months 6
3-6 months 0
6 months-1 year 1
1-2 years 2
2 years or more 0
Adherence
Always
3 27%
Usually
5 45%
Sometimes
1 9%
Never
2 18%
Burden
Very
1 9%
Somewhat
3 27%
A little
2 18%
Not at all
5 45%
Cost per month
$200+
1 13%
$100-199
1 13%
$50-99
0 0%
$25-49
2 25%
< $25
4 50%
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2 patient evaluations for Vestibular Therapy

Nadira
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Nadira
Data Quality: 3 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 54
Condition: Mandibular Retroagnathia 14 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: None
I am: n
I have:
Mandibular Retroagnathia

See Nadira's full Vestibular Therapy history

May 19, 2014 (Started Oct 31, 2013)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Loss of balance and injury to head: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Vestibular balance problems: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Never
  • Burden: Not at all
Advice & Tips: I have found my balance is getting worse, as I have not been doing the exercises. The exercises do not take a lot of time, and it is now time to renew them, and if I need to a visit to the vestibular physiotherapist for a refresher.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 24, 2013 (Started Oct 31, 2013)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Loss of balance and injury to head: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Vestibular balance problems: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 30 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: the more exercises I do the better the results key is having a physiotherapist that can match your balance problem with the best exercises.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Librarian
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Librarian
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Mild
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: mild
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MS

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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