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Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT) is designed to address balance, dizziness and the overall fitness of a patient. Some of the conditions that can benefit from VRT include: BPPV (positional vertigo), Ototoxicity, Meneieres Disease, Peripheral Vestibular Dysfunction (bilateral and unilateral), Vestibular Labryrinthitis, Neurologic Disorders (stroke, brain injury, and MS), Acoustic Neuroma and Vestibular Migraine. The Physical Therapist will conduct an analysis of the patient's symptoms and evaluate the patient's strength, mobility, gait, range of motion, flexibility, sensory systems and balance. Based on those findings, the therapist will develop a personalized treatment plan if VRT is appropriate for the patient's condition.
How does the Balance System work? Your sense of balance comes from many different systems working together to create stability of your body and your vision:
Northern Star Therapy and Balance Solutions of Central MN work together in the diagnostic testing and treatment of balance and vestibular dysfunction. Northern Star Therapy has two convenient locations in the St. Cloud area; Balance Solutions is located within the St. Cloud Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic.
Balance/Vestibular Self Test
The Balance/Vestibular Self Test is designed to help determine if you are at risk for a balance disorder or if you are at high risk to experience a fall.
If you answered "yes" to 2 or more of these questions, you may be at risk. The best way to determine if you have a balance problem is to talk with your physician, who may recommend that you have a balance evaluation from a qualified clinician.