Jefferson University Hospitals

Vestibular Therapy

Vestibular therapy rehabilitates the brain, body and eyes to decrease symptoms and improve balance, coordination and mobility. Common symptoms include headaches, blurry vision, nausea, dizziness, noise and light sensitivity, as well as difficulty with coordination, concentration and memory.

The vestibular system is the system in the body that maintains balance, posture and the body's orientation in space. This system also helps to keep objects in visual focus as the body moves. Conditions, such as concussion, can affect the vestibular system. Often a concussed person will complain of difficulty with driving, looking at a computer screen, reading a book and difficulty changing gaze focus.

Our vestibular therapists create treatment plans specific to each patient. These exercises enable the brain to control balance and coordination.