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Recovery & Support for Vertigo

NYU Langone physicians and physical therapists offer rehabilitation and psychological support services for people with vertigo. This unpredictable condition can be frustrating—especially if there is no identifiable cause. Vertigo sometimes goes away on its own even without treatment, but there is no way to predict if or when this may occur. 

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Vestibular Therapy

Vestibular therapy, or balance therapy, involves exercises that compensate for the sensation of vertigo. Many people find it to be an effective treatment, but doctors cannot predict when the therapy may start to relieve symptoms.

Specialists at NYU Langone’s Rusk Rehabilitation work with you for as long as you find the therapy helpful. They also teach you simple exercises you can perform at home to reinforce therapy between sessions. 

In addition, a vestibular physical therapist and psychologist offer classes that explain how therapy may help you. NYU Langone doctors also host periodic panel discussions, featuring those who have successfully used vestibular therapy to manage symptoms of vertigo.

Psychological Support

NYU Langone doctors understand that living with vertigo can cause stress and anxiety. Our specialists offer psychological support and integrative health services, such as acupuncture, acupressure, and meditation, to relax the body and alleviate physical and emotional tension. Counseling sessions with a vestibular psychologist are offered at Rusk Rehabilitation.

Our Research and Education in Vertigo

Learn more about our research and professional education opportunities.