Vestibular Rehabilitation: Review of Indications, Treatments, Advances, and Limitations

Vestibular Rehabilitation: Review of Indications, Treatments, Advances, and Limitations Curr Otorhinolaryngol Rep (2017) 5:160–166 DOI 10.1007/s40136-017-0157-1 OTOLOGY: VESTIBULAR DISORDERS (J RUTKA, SECTION EDITOR) Vestibular Rehabilitation: Review of Indications, Treatments, Advances, and Limitations 1 1 1 Joanna Burzynski & Shaleen Sulway & John A. Rutka Published online: 25 July 2017 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2017 Abstract well as any potential barriers to positive outcomes with VRT, Purpose of Review Vestibular disorders result in symptoms and combine this with their knowledge of current evidence- that significantly impact an individual’s quality of life. based literature in order to develop the optimal program for Vestibular rehabilitation therapy (VRT) has, for many years, each unique patient. been used as an effective means of treating patients and their . . . . vestibular-related symptoms. For clinicians, it is crucial to stay Keywords Vestibular Dizziness Vertigo Rehabilitation up to date with the current best evidence in VRT in order to Compensation Balance optimize patient management. Recent Findings Current evidence is in support of VRT for treating patients with a variety of vestibular disorders, both Introduction central and peripheral. High level evidence studies support the use of treatment techniques of adaptation and substitution 33.4 million American adults have reported dizziness or for gaze stabilization, habituation, balance Current Otorhinolaryngology Reports Springer Journals

Vestibular Rehabilitation: Review of Indications, Treatments, Advances, and Limitations

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