Vestibular Rehabilitation

What is vestibular rehabilitation?

Vestibular rehabilitation is an exercise-based therapy program used to treat balance and dizziness disorders. Balance is affected by the central nervous system, eyes, muscles, and sensation of the lower extremities.

What can cause a vestibular disorder?

  • Stroke
  • Neurological disease
  • Head trauma
  • Blood pressure disorder
  • Neck problems
  • Aging
  • Loss of sensation in the feet

How is it diagnosed?

Because there can be many causes of a balance disorder, it is important to consult a physician or physical therapist to diagnose the vestibular issue and provide a proper course of treatment. Several types of diagnostic tests can help assess the condition. The healthcare provider will determine which tests are needed based on the patient’s symptoms and health status.

How is it treated?
If you have a vestibular disorder, your physician will refer you to a vestibular trained therapist for treatment.

A vestibular trained therapist will evaluate:

  • Functional limitations
  • Sensory integration
  • Gaze stability
  • Static and dynamic balance
  • Positioning testing

Treatment can include:

  • Special maneuver to restore inner function
  • Strengthening exercises
  • Balance retraining and balance strategies
  • Manual therapy to address neck problems
  • Eye reflux exercises

Vestibular Rehabilitation Specialist

With special training in the assessment and treatment of balance disorders, the vestibular rehabilitation therapists at Mendelson Kornblum Physical Therapy are able to develop an effective, individualized intervention program.


Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Our highly experienced and regarded orthopedic surgeons specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders that affect bones, joints, muscles, cartilage, ligaments and nerves of the extremities and spine. They are proud to be affiliated with both St. Mary Mercy Hospital and St. John Macomb Hospital..

Back, Neck & Spine

You’ll have the advantage of the latest surgical and non-surgical procedures in back and neck pain. A team approach to your spinal problems may include physical therapy, medication, exercise, weight loss and therapeutic spinal injections. Additionally, we offer the area’s best orthopedic spine surgeons for repair or reconstruction of structural disorders.

Pain Management

The pain management / physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians at Mendelson Kornblum have a tremendous amount of experience and knowledge regarding pain-relieving techniques and treatments. Areas of specialty include back pain, neck pain, herniated discs, pinched nerves, post-surgical pain, cancer-related pain, musculoskeletal injuries, and rehabilitation for back and neck injuries. If you have acute or chronic pain that affects your mobility and ability to function, Mendelson Kornblum Orthopedics can help restore your quality of life.

Physical Therapy

Our rehabilitation approach complements your surgeon’s intervention with continual sharing of diagnostic information that can help promote a speedy recovery. In addition, due to our exclusive dedication to orthopedic conditions, we have developed many techniques that can significantly reduce the amount of pain during your rehabilitation.