Vestibular Rehabilitation

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 VAT®

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The VOR can be “tuned up” to allow clearer vision during rapid movement. Specific head and eye exercises can accomplish this by triggering changes in how the brain processes movement information. These changes occur naturally in response to aging and changes in vision, but can also be triggered with specific exercise therapy to help patients with balance system disorders.

The data shown describes the successful rehabilitation of an Olympic class pole vaulter. (*Blue: test data, *Green: normal data).

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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