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Balance and Dizziness/Vestibular Rehabilitation

Reducing dizziness and preventing falls

Do you sometimes tip over or get dizzy? Loss of balance and dizziness are common problems; sometimes they’re caused by your inner ear (vestibular) system. Our specialized physical therapy services can assess and help solve those issues.

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Fairview rehabilitation therapists use exercises and treatments to help your brain make up for loss of inner ear function. Other exercises improve your balance by your promoting strength, coordination and physical fitness.

Customized treatment
• Benign proxymal positional vertigo (BPPV)
• Dizziness
• Motion sensitivity
• History of falls
• Inner ear problems
• Bilateral inner ear loss of function
• Loss of balance related to stroke and head trauma
• Loss of balance after inner ear surgery

• Balance problems that can’t be diagnosed by your doctor

Advanced balance and dizziness testing
Advanced testing, technology and services are all available through Fairview Balance Center at University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. Our expertly trained audiologists and physical therapists at Fairview Balance Center use state-of-the-art equipment to determine the exact causes of your balance problems. Testing equipment includes:

Computerized Dynamic Posturography - A 30-minute test measures the three systems related to balance: vision, sensation and vestibular (inner ear). You stand on a pressure-sensitive platform that measures your ability to maintain a standing position in a variety of conditions. 

Videonystagmography
– This 90-minute test helps determine if your balance disorder is related to an inner ear problem. Our audiologist will use equipment to record rapid, involuntary eye movement called nystagmus. During this test, you will wear special goggles equipped with a small infrared camera that measures eye movement.

Rotational Chair
- During this 30-minute test, our rotational chair testing measures eye movements during motion to help determine the function and symmetry of the inner ears. You will sit in a motorized chair in a dark room. The audiologist will monitor you by video and will speak to you through an intercom system. The motorized chair will slowly move back and forth at various speeds.
See your physician for a referral
We recommend you see a physician for diagnosis. If the doctor thinks rehabilitation will help, you’ll get a referral to us.

Locations by city:

Burnsville

Eagan

Edina

Maple Grove

Milaca

North Branch

Rush City

Saint Francis

Saint Paul

Wyoming

Zimmerman

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