What is Vestibular Therapy?
Vestibular (inner ear) or visual dysfunction occurs in 90% of individuals with head trauma. Dr. Koch, DPT and Camma Love, OTR/L, CBIS have years of experience working with individuals with various brain diagnoses. Vestibular therapy is a special form of concussion therapy that helps alleviate dizziness, gaze instability, blurry vision, balance dysfunction, or difficulty with tracking due to vestibular dysfunction.
The brain learns to compensate and use other sensory systems to substitute for deficits, but this can impair the overall recovery process.
Based on prominent studies and developments in the world of concussion therapy, it has been shown that healing occurs as the brain gets better at what it is asked to do. Each individual with a head injury or concussion is different, thus, it takes special assessment and patient-oriented approach to effectively make a difference.
These concussion therapy strategies can include habituation and adaptation exercises, gaze stabilization, balance training, and integrating functional vestibular issues.