Vestibular Rehabilitation Program
Vestibular rehabilitation is an exercise-based therapy that maximizes the body's natural ability to maintain balance. The Vestibular Rehabilitation Program at NYU Langone’s Rusk Rehabilitation is the first of its kind in the tri-state area. Our vestibular physical therapists work with NYU Langone otolaryngologists to diagnose and treat patients experiencing dizziness and imbalance.
A wide range of conditions can result in feeling dizzy or off balance, including: benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), labyrinthitis, vestibular neuritis, Ménière’s disease, acoustic neuroma, perilymph fistula, inner ear concussion syndrome, traumatic brain injury, stroke, and post-concussion syndrome.
Diagnosis and Treatment
We evaluate you to determine the specific nature of your vestibular dysfunction and create a treatment plan that works best for you. Therapies include balance retraining exercises, gaze stabilization exercises, sensory organization training, aerobic conditioning, and canalith repositioning treatment for BPPV.
Vestibular Rehabilitation Support Services
Rusk Rehabilitation's Vestibular Rehabilitation Program has a variety of support services available to patients. These include an educational class led by a vestibular physical therapist and psychologist, as well as individualized counseling sessions with a vestibular psychologist.
The Vestibular Rehabilitation Center at NYU Langone Ambulatory Care Center East 38th Street has board-certified specialists and specialty equipment to evaluate and treat the patient with vestibular dysfunction. Vestibular rehabilitation care also takes place at Rusk Rehabilitation Brooklyn at 60th Street and Rusk Rehabilitation Brooklyn at Shore Road.