Vestibular Therapy begins with a comprehensive clinical assessment that includes a detailed history of the symptoms and how these symptoms affect daily activities.
Along with an exercise-based program primarily designed to reduce vertigo and dizziness, reduce gaze instability, and/or reduce imbalance and fall risk, assessment and treatment will address any secondary impairments that are a consequence of the vestibular disorder.
Assessment also includes administering different tests using blackout goggles with an infrared camera to more objectively evaluate the problems. The therapist will screen the visual and vestibular systems with various tests that observe how well eye movements, body movements and balance are being controlled by these systems. The examination may also include tests of sensation (which include gathering information about pain), muscle strength, extremity and spine range of motion, coordination and posture.