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.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness

Purpose
Patients
Patients with evaluations
Perceived effectiveness

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects of Vestibular Therapy

Severe
0
Moderate
2
Mild
4
None
6

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

Patients
2
Patients
1
Patients
1
Patients
1
Patients
1
Patients
1

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Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently going to Vestibular Therapy)
Dosage
60 min weekly
Patients
3
Dosage
9 min daily
Patients
1
Dosage
20 min daily
Patients
1
Dosage
180 min weekly
Patients
1
Dosage
30 min daily
Patients
1
Why Patients Stopped Going to Vestibular Therapy (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason
Course of treatment ended
Patients
5
Reason
Did not seem to work
Patients
3
Reason
Expense
Patients
1
Reason
Side effects too severe
Patients
1
Reason
Other
Patients
1
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Duration

Currently Going to Vestibular Therapy
Duration
Patients
Duration
0-1 month
Patients
0
Duration
1-3 months
Patients
0
Duration
3-6 months
Patients
0
Duration
6 months-1 year
Patients
0
Duration
1-2 years
Patients
3
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
1
Stopped Going to Vestibular Therapy
Duration
Patients
Duration
0-1 month
Patients
0
Duration
1-3 months
Patients
5
Duration
3-6 months
Patients
0
Duration
6 months-1 year
Patients
2
Duration
1-2 years
Patients
2
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
0

Adherence


Always
Patients
3
25%
Usually
Patients
6
50%
Sometimes
Patients
1
8%
Never taken as prescribed
Patients
2
17%

Burden


Very hard to take
Patients
1
8%
Somewhat hard to take
Patients
3
25%
A little hard to take
Patients
3
25%
Not at all hard to take
Patients
5
42%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
Patients
1
8%
Cost per month
$100-199
Patients
1
8%
Cost per month
$50-99
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
$25-49
Patients
2
17%
Cost per month
< $25
Patients
5
42%
Cost per month
Not specified
Patients
3
25%
Last updated:

2 patient evaluations for Vestibular Therapy

Nadira
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Nadira
Gender: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 2
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Moderate
55 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: n
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

See Nadira's full Vestibular Therapy history

May 19, 2014 (Started Oct 15, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Vestibular balance problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Loss of balance and injury to head)
  • Side Effects
    Mild (Dizziness with nausea)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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 15, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Vestibular balance problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Loss of balance and injury to head)
  • Side Effects
    Mild (Dizziness with nausea)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
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)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Vestibular balance problems)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 180 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: No perceived benefit.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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