Vestibular and Fall Prevention

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Vestibular Therapy (Balance) 
What is a vestibular disorder?
The disorder develops when the vestibular system, made up of the inner ear and brain (which help control balance and eye movements) is damaged by disease, aging, or injury.

Benefits of Vestibular Therapy 

  • Decreasing the risk of falling 
  • Decreasing intensity and/ or episodes of vertigo/dizziness 
  • Improving balance and ambulation 
  • Improving eye-hand coordination
  • Improve overall endurance and muscle strengthening
  • Substitution and coping skills


Vestibular therapy can treat:

  • Abnormal Gait
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
  • Migraine Related Motion Sickness
  • Vestibular Weakness
  • Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Vertigo was a crippling condition for Tricia Jeffery. Physical therapy treatment at St. Luke’s University Health Network allowed her to get her life back. Watch Kristen Topping, PT, DPT and ENT Specialist, Dr. David Yen discuss balance disorders and various options for relief.
I was extremely pleased with the level of care Sharon and Val provided. When I was first referred to physical therapy for my dizziness and balance, I really didn’t think it would help. Sharon and Val, however, worked with me and I feel so much better. I am happy I stuck with the PT!
S.S - Bethlehem - St Lukes North