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Goals of Therapy:

Therapy is designed to address the physical symptoms as well as the changes in the patient’s quality of life. We focus on:

....... ..Reducing or eliminating dizziness and vertigo
....... ..Expanding tolerance for normal body movements
....... ..Improving balance and stability
....... ..Enhancing gaze stabilization and visual motor control
....... ..Increasing activity levels
....... ..Improving physical conditioning
....... ..Increasing functionality and independence in home, social and work environments

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Evaluation:

In order to develop a personalized treatment plan, we perform an in-depth evaluation to identify areas of dysfunction. We analyze:

....... ..Medical and subjective history
....... ..Dizziness Handicap Inventory
....... ..Computerized postural testing
....... ..Neuromuscular and sensory assessment
....... ..Balance analysis
....... ..Ocular motor assessment
....... ..Symptom-provoking movement

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Treatment:

Therapy may range from 4 weeks to several months depending on the severity of symptoms, and includes both in-clinic treatment and an intensive home exercise program consisting of:

....... ..Eye-head movement exercises
....... ..Habituation (symptom dampening) exercises
....... ..Balance retraining
....... ..Patient education
....... ..Physical conditioning exercises
....... ..Environmental modifications
....... ..Safety awareness and compensation techniques

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