- Decrease dizziness and visual symptoms.
- Increase balance and walking functions.
- Increase general activity levels.
The program may include exercises for:
- Coordinating head and eye movements.
- Stimulating the symptoms of dizziness in order to desensitize the vestibular system.
- Improving balance and walking ability.
- Improving fitness and endurance.
Exercises vary depending on the type of inner-ear disorder and the associated symptoms.
Does therapy succeed?
The best available clinical evidence shows VRT exercises to be effective in reducing symptoms of many types of surgical procedures for vestibular disorders. Treatment of BPPV using canalith-repositioning maneuvers (a series of head maneuvers that move displaced calcium carbonate crystals out of one of the semicircular canals of the inner ear) is, however, more effective than medication or other forms of exercise-based therapy.