Vestibular Rehabilitation - William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital
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William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital


Vestibular Rehabilitation

About this Service

What is Vestibular Rehabilitation and Balance Retraining?

A movement/exercise approach with the goals of:

  • Decreasing/eliminating dizziness/vertigo (room spinning)
  • Improving balance, function and safety
  • Reducing falls or risk for falls

What are the symptoms of a Vestibular problem?

  • Dizziness/vertigo (room spinning)
  • Imbalance/unsteadiness
  • Motion sensitivity/nausea

You may also experience muscular stiffness, imbalance, weakness, fatigue, headaches, anxiety and memory problems.

What will the patient need to do?

One of the most important parts of treating vestibular problems is a home exercise program. These exercises need to be done consistently and DAILY in order to improve symptoms. Patients will be expected to complete the given exercises every day often multiple times per day.

Physical Therapy will individually customize a program for your specific needs aimed at eliminating or decreasing your imbalance and dizziness.


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Contact Info


  • Second Floor B2
    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service
    2500 Overlook Terrace, Madison,Wisconsin 53705

Contact Number(s)

  • 608-280-7036
  • 888-478-8321 Ext. 17036

Hours of Operation

  • Monday - Friday 7:30am-4:00pm
    By appointment