Journal article

Vestibular rehabilitation in individuals with inner-ear dysfunction: A pilot study

JC Enticott, JJ Vitkovic, B Reid, P O'Neill, M Paine

AUDIOLOGY AND NEURO-OTOLOGY | KARGER | Published : 2008

Abstract

A randomised control prospective study was carried out examining patient outcomes after performing a 10-week vestibular home exercise programme. Thirty-two adults with vestibular dysfunction who reported vestibular symptoms negatively affecting daily life were enrolled. Test subjects were provided with an individualised vestibular rehabilitation programme designed by a physiotherapist. Control subjects received a set of strength and endurance exercises only. All subjects performed their exercises 3 times a day for 10 weeks. Subjective and objective patient measures were collected at 0, 6, 10 and 26 weeks. Results showed that both groups improved after beginning exercise, and that test subjec..

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