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Shoreline Rehab, P.C.
9219 Water Street
Montague, Michigan 49437

Located on Old US-31 between Colby and Fruitvale roads, by Walsh.

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Office Hours:

Monday through Friday:
8:00am - 4:30pm

Extended hours are available by appointment.

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Phone:231.893.6655
Toll-Free:  877.553.6655
Fax:231.893.4902

Vestibular Rehabilitation

Introduction

Have you ever experienced:

  • Dizziness?
  • Episodes of spinning?
  • Periods of lightheadedness?
  • Trouble focusing or reading?
  • Loss of balance, falls?
  • Increased fatigue?
  • Increased vertigo when bending?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, you may have a vestibular problem.

What is the Vestibular System?

The vestibular system helps us detect changes in head movement or body position to maintain balance.  This system is located in the inner ear and is made up of three semi-circular canals, two sensory organs called the utricle and saccule; and the vestibular nerve.

The Vestibular System

The Vestibular System (from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vestibular_system)

The Vestibular Program

Our certified vestibular therapy staff provide vestibular rehabilitation.

These therapists are skilled at helping to stop or reduce the symptoms of dizziness or imbalance caused by dizziness.

Your initial evaluation will include assessment of:

  • Position or movements that may cause dizziness.
  • Balance deficits, which may interfere with your ability to perform daily activites such as dressing, bathing, walking, driving, or shopping.
  • Visual function as it relates to eye-hand coordination required for reading, driving, or walking.

Your Vestibular Rehabilitation Program will include:

  • Exercises to help you stop or reduce symptoms of dizziness.
  • Balance training.
  • Compensatory techniques used to decrease symptoms of dizziness and imbalance while performing daily activities.

Common Vestibular Diagnoses

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)

A condition where free floating calcium particles move into the semicircular canals causing vertigo or spinning with changes in head position, increased vertigo with motion.

Vestibular Labrynthitis

A virus that affects the inner ear.  Symptoms may include dizziness, loss of hearing, and decreased balance.

Vestibular Hydrops or Menieres Disease

A fluid imbalance in the inner ear.  Symptoms may include ringing in the ear, fluctuating hearing loss, spinning, and the loss of balance.

Central Vertigo

A condition which can be caused by damage to the central nervous system from a stroke or head injury that affects the vestibular system.  Symptoms may include dizziness or loss of balance.

How Can I Get Help?

If you or someone you know experiences any of the symptoms described, please contact your physician for a referral to our clinic for Vestibular Rehabilitation.

What can we do for you?

Provide treatment for a variety of disorders including:

  • BPPV
  • Chronic vertigo
  • Balance disorders
  • Proprioceptive disorders

Benefits include:

  • A functional balance assessment and treatment based on your assessment.
  • A detailed oculomotor analysis.
  • Manual canalith repositioning techniques.
  • Relief from dizziness caused by BPPV.
  • Personalized treatment regimens to address specific vertigo and imbalance problems.

We can help you understand and treat your problem.  Call your doctor today for a referral.