Design a treatment plan
Monitor vestibular rehabilitation progress
Screen VOR function
Provide objective documentation
Test results from the VAT® are used to design a vestibular rehabilitation program that is specific to each patient’s needs. For example, if the test results suggest problems in the vertical VOR system, exercises that stimulate activity of the vertical VOR are emphasized. The patient’s progress is monitored with repeated VAT® tests during the vestibular rehabilitation program. Typically the test is repeated every 4 weeks during the treatment protocol to compare the baseline VAT® result to the VOR changes occurring during the vestibular rehabilitation program.
The data shown describes the successful rehabilitation of an Olympic class pole vaulter. (*Blue: test data, *Green: normal data).
Baseline test before Vestibular Rehabilitation
Individual patient VAT® data superimposed on normative data
(blue error bars ± 2 std.).
Note vertical phase dramatically low on graph (bottom right)
Test 7 weeks post Vestibular Rehabilitation
Note vertical phase improvement