Vestibular and Balance Therapy

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Vestibular (inner ear balance) therapy is an exercise program designed by specially trained therapists to help you compensate for a loss or imbalance within the vestibular system.

You will receive a thorough evaluation on your first visit from an experienced occupational therapist or physical therapist. The therapist will develop a personalized treatment program which will include:

  • Information about your condition
  • Exercises and activities
  • Ways to increase safety and independence at home, work and in the community
  • Adaptive equipment recommendations
  • Referrals to other health care professionals
  • Information on national support organizations for people with dizziness, balance disorders and related hearing problems

A physician referral is required before you can schedule an appointment with a specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Services.