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Vestibular Therapy

Feeling dizzy, unsteady or disoriented is not just unpleasant — it can put you at risk for falls and serious injuries. Our vestibular rehabilitation program aims to help children and adults reduce dizziness resulting from a variety of inner ear disorders and neurologic conditions, including benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), post-concussion syndrome and vestibular migraines.

Vestibular Rehabilitation: Why Choose Johns Hopkins

  • Our team of physical therapists includes several certified vestibular and neurologic specialists, as well as therapists experienced in vestibular exercises and BPPV repositioning maneuvers.
  • We can help you address dizziness and related issues, such as nausea, lightheadedness, imbalance, oscillopsia (visual blurring) and motion sensitivity.
  • We have access to the latest diagnostic and exercise technology for vestibular rehabilitation, including infrared goggles (at our downtown location) that record eye movement to evaluate balance centers.
  • Our therapy programs are customized for each patient based on your unique challenges, lifestyle, health issues and exercise tolerance.
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We Treat Dizziness and Balance Issues Related to:

Inner Ear Problems

  • Vestibular hypofunction (balance disorder of the inner ear)
  • Labyrinthitis (inflammation of the inner ear)
  • Vestibular neuritis (inflammation of the auditory nerve’s vestibular portion)
  • Bilateral vestibulopathy (damage of both inner ears)
  • Vestibular schwannoma (acoustic neuroma)
  • BPPV (It occurs when tiny calcium crystals come loose from their normal location in the inner ear.)
  • Meniere’s disease

Trauma and Neurological Issues

  • Concussion and post-concussion syndrome 
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Vestibular migraine
  • Functional movement disorder
  • Persistent postural-perceptual dizziness (PPPD)
  • Stroke
  • Cerebellar disorders (ataxia)
  • Progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP)
  • Multiple sclerosis

How Vestibular Therapy Can Help with Dizziness and Imbalance

The goals of vestibular therapy may differ depending on the underlying conditions causing your dizziness. Vestibular rehabilitation may help you:

  • Reduce dizziness and related symptoms
  • Regain function
  • Reposition inner ear debris (calcium crystals) in cases of BPPV
  • Develop compensatory mechanisms in the brain through other senses such as vision

Therapy ranges from repositioning maneuvers for BPPV, to balance and vestibular exercises to improve stability in various environments and on different surfaces. 

Schedule an appointment with one of our vestibular therapists to find a treatment that can help relieve your vestibular symptoms.

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Our Team and Locations

You can find our vestibular therapists at several convenient locations in the Baltimore area:

  • The Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Green Spring Station Clinic
  • White Marsh Clinic
  • Odenton Clinic
  • Johns Hopkins Children’s Center

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