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 as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 2
Mild 4
None 6

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Vestibular Therapy

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

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Dosages

Based on patients currently going to Vestibular Therapy

Dosage Patients
60 min weekly 2
20 min daily 1
180 min weekly 1
30 min daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Vestibular Therapy

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 5
Did not seem to work 3
Expense 1
Other 1
Side effects too severe 1
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Duration

Currently going to Vestibular Therapy

Duration Patients
1-3 months 1
1-2 years 3
2 years or more 1

Stopped going to Vestibular Therapy

Duration Patients
1-3 months 5
6 months-1 year 2
1-2 years 3

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%
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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: 0
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Severe
55 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: b
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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