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6 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Katherine on May 7, 2009 at 4:45 pm


    I am a dizzy patient and am about to start some specific DVD based VRT for my visual vertigo symptoms. There isn’t much information available about visual vertigo and different treatment techniques. I understand that optokinetic therapy is the way to go and I have been using a disco ball myself while I wait for my therapy to start. So I guess my question is what are the different techniques available?


  2. Posted by balancechicago on June 30, 2009 at 11:51 am

    VOR stabilization, compensation, adaptation and habituation are the types of rehab!


    • Posted by Susan on January 6, 2010 at 2:22 pm


      I’ve been diagnosed with VV, have had it for 6 years now. All the doctors I have been to, mostly neurologists, have never dealt with this illness before and their method of treatment has always been xanax or chlorozapam. Neither has worked to cure the problem, only to keep me from having panic attacks when an VV attack occurs, but the vertigo is still there. I live in Austin, Tx. If you know of any doctor here that is up to date on therapy for this condition could you please let me know?

      Also, in the mean time is there a site that I can purchase a DVD method of therapy for VV? Or do you have any at home, diy treatments I could use?

      Thanks greatly,



      • Posted by balancechicago on January 11, 2010 at 8:00 pm

        Hi Susan,
        Thank you for contacting us! Unfortunately I do not personally know of any therapists in Austin, TX who specialize in vestibular rehabilitation. On (under the tab “find a health professional”), there are a number of therapists that may be able to help:
        Lori Box
        Home Therapy of Austin
        (512) 637-1550

        Cherie Havard
        Ascent Physical Therapy
        (512) 351-4791

        Ann Katz
        (512) 773-8141

        Bridgett Wallace
        360° Balance
        (512) 345-4664

        Give them a call and see if they are trained in relieving the symptoms of VV. A trained therapist is going to be much more helpful in relieving your symptoms rather than purchasing a DVD or online DIY treatments. A properly trained therapist will watch and ensure you are doing the correct exercises and movements, and will give you exercises to do at home to strengthen your vestibular system. Even a small change in movement may make the difference in feeling better.

        Hope this helps!
        ~ LifeStyle Physical Therapy & Balance Center

  3. Posted by Ann on June 29, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    I was recently diagnosed with positional vertigo, after 6 years of fairly constant symptoms. It was diagnosed in both ears. The Optometrist said the diagnosis was confirmed by motion she observed in both eyes. After the inital treatment, 5 days ago, I feel very unsteady. I was told it would be several weeks until this goes away. My father had Meniere’s syndrome, and I wonder if they are connected. Sorry for the spelling. Also, are there any resources in NE Illinois. I’m in SE Wisconsin.

    Thanks, Ann


  4. Posted by Ann on July 1, 2010 at 12:41 am

    This email address is nolonger valid. Please delete this from your Balance Chicago site. Thanks.


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