Vestibular Rehabilitation

 
Vestibular rehabilitation is an effective and individualized form of physical therapy that treats vertigo, dizziness, balance deficits and motion sensitivity. The goal is to improve a patient’s ability to perform activities of everyday living, reduce the risk for falling and, ultimately, improve quality of life.

Patient may experience: 
  • Dizziness or blurry vision with head movements.
  • Neck stiffness with avoidance of head movements.
  • Imbalance or the need to hold onto objects when walking.
  • Frequent falls.
  • Vertigo/spinning.
Diagnoses covered by this service include:
  • Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV).
  • Cervical (neck) related dizziness.
  • Dizziness due to a stable inner ear condition (vestibular neuritis, labyrinthitis). 
Physical therapy vestibular rehabilitation treatment options:
  • Canal repositioning maneuvers.
  • Exercises to improve balance and walking.
  • Vision stability exercises.
  • Education on compensatory strategies and home modifications. Manual treatment of the cervical spine.
  • Education on fall prevention.
Certified Vestibular Rehabilitation Practitioners
Cheryl Mitchell
DPT, cert MDT, AIB-VR
HSHS St. John's TherapyCare
Rochester
 
Mary Reynolds
MHS, PT, AIB-VR
HSHS St. John's TherapyCare
South Sixth St. 
Vestibular Rehabilitation is available at:

HSHS St. John's TherapyCare
300 Sattley Street
Rochester, IL  62563

HSHS St. John's TherapyCare
3631 S. Sixth Street
Springfield, IL 


For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (217) 535-3685 or fax (217) 529-0988.