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Vestibular therapy improves balance and more

Dizziness, vertigo, balance problems — these signs may reveal a need for vestibular therapy. The vestibular system is comprised of various elements in the inner ear that, working together, serve as the sensory system for maintaining balance. When these elements are damaged due to disease or injury, the brain can no longer rely on them for accurate information about equilibrium and motion.

Individuals who may benefit from vestibular rehabilitation include those who have:

  • Acoustic neuroma

  • Age-related dizziness and imbalance

  • Autoimmune inner ear disease

  • Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)

  • Cervicogenic dizziness (sometimes associated with neck pain or neck injury)

  • Cholesteatoma (skin growth in the middle ear, behind the ear drum)

  • Enlarged vestibular aqueduct syndrome (EVAS)

  • Hypersensitivity to noises or tones

  • Insufficient blood supply to the inner ear

  • Labyrinthitis and vestibular neuritis (infections of the inner ear)

  • Méinière’s disease

  • Migraine-associated vertigo

  • Otosclerosis

  • Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)

An assessment begins the process

As part of developing a custom therapy plan, we will perform a complete assessment to evaluate your strength, mobility, balance and sensation. We will also review your medical history, vision, medications, home environment and activities.

How to get started

If you believe you may benefit from ProHealth Care’s vestibular rehabilitation services, contact your physician to obtain a referral. A physician’s prescription is required before you can schedule your first visit. You are also encouraged to contact your insurance to learn if therapy is a covered service under your plan. 

To schedule your first appointment, call the location nearest you offering vestibular rehabilitation services:

ProHealth Medical Group
at D. N. Greenwald Center
240 W. Maple Avenue

ProHealth Medical Group
S69 W15636 Janesville Road

ProHealth Medical Group
13900 W. National Avenue, Suite 200

Musculoskeletal institute
at ProHealth Care Oconomowoc Physician Center
1185 Corporate Center Drive, Suite 250

ProHealth Care
W239 N1812 Rockwood Drive

West Wood Health & Fitness Center
2900 Golf Road, Suite 300

ProHealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital
725 American Avenue

ProHealth Medical Group
2130 Big Bend Road (east entrance)