Balance/Vestibular

RIM’s vestibular rehabilitation program is designed to improve balance, minimize falls and decrease dizziness. The vestibular system controls balance and movement, sends signals that control eye movements and keeps the body upright.

Vestibular rehabilitation is used for balance problems usually associated with dizziness or vertigo. The goal is to restore normal function of the vestibular system.

Vertigo
People with vertigo incorrectly experience the perception of motion due to dysfunction of the vestibular system. It is a specific type of dizziness, often accompanied by nausea and vomiting as well as difficulties standing or walking.

There are three types of vertigo.
  • Objective: The patient feels that objects in the environment are moving
  • Subjective: The patient feels as if he or she is moving
  • Pseudovertigo: The patient feels an intensive sensation of rotation inside his or her head
Balance retraining
Balance retraining is used for those who are unsteady or have a loss of balance but don't have dizziness. This type of therapy emphasizes practical solutions to common problems, such as walking on uneven surfaces. The goal is to prevent falls and improve coordination.

Locations
RIM's vestibular rehabilitation program is available at the following locations:

RIM Main Campus
261 Mack Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
313-745-1160 

RIM at Crown Pointe
25900 Greenfield, Suite 110
Oak Park, MI 48237
248-968-3900

RIM Northwest Detroit Center
17330 Schaefer
Detroit, MI 48235
313-342-4679

RIM Novi Center
42005 W. 12 Mile Rd.
Novi, MI 48377
248-305-7575

RIM Sterling Heights Center
33464 Schoenherr, Suite 100
Sterling Heights, MI 48312
586-264-1043