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 Northwest building

    Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan Northwest Detroit

    Address:
    • 17330 Schaefer Highway
    • Detroit, MI 48235
    Phone:
    (313) 342-4679
    Services
    Amputee Program, Back & Spine, Balance/Vestibular, Hand Therapy, Occupational Therapy,
    Orthopedic Services, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, Sports Medicine, Stroke Care, Stroke Program
  • RIM Novi building

    Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan Novi Center

    Address:
    • 42005 W. 12 Mile Road
    • Novi, MI 48377
    Phone:
    (248) 305-7575
    Services
    Amputee Program, Back & Spine, Balance/Vestibular, Brain Injury Program, Burn Care,
    Cancer Care, Hand Therapy, Incontinence Therapy, Lymphedema, Neuropsychology, Occupational Therapy, Orthopedic Services, Parkinsons Therapy, Pediatric Care, Pediatric Pelvic Floor, Pediatric Rehab, Pelvic Floor Medicine, pelvic pain, Physical Therapy, Pool Therapy, Spasticity , Speech Therapy, Spinal Cord, Spine Care, Sports Medicine, Stroke Care, Stroke Program, Wheelchair Seating Clinic, Women's Health
  • RIM Crown Pointe building

    Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan at Crown Pointe

    Address:
    • 25900 Greenfield Road, Suite 110
    • Oak Park, MI 48237
    Phone:
    (248) 968-3900
    Services
    Amputee Program, Back & Spine, Balance/Vestibular, Cancer Care, Hand Therapy,
    Incontinence Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Orthopedic Services, Outpatient Services, Pelvic Floor Medicine, pelvic pain, Physical Therapy, Pool Therapy, Sports Medicine, Stroke Care, Stroke Program, Women's Health
  • RIM Sterling Heights building

    Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan Sterling Heights Center

    Address:
    • 33464 Schoenherr Road, Suite 100
    • Sterling Heights, MI 48312
    Phone:
    (586) 264-1043
    Services
    Amputee Program, Back & Spine, Balance/Vestibular, Brain Injury Program, Burn Care,
    Cancer Care, Hand Therapy, Incontinence Therapy, Lymphedema, Neuropsychology, Occupational Therapy, Orthopedic Services, Parkinsons Therapy, Pelvic Floor Medicine, Physical Therapy, Pool Therapy, Speech Therapy, Spinal Cord, Spine Care, Sports Medicine, Stroke Care, Stroke Program, Women's Health
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    Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan Main Campus

    Address:
    • 261 Mack Boulevard
    • Detroit, MI 48201
    Phone:
    (313) 745-1203
    Services
    Amputee Program, Back & Spine, Balance/Vestibular, Brain Injury Program, Burn Care,
    Cancer Care, Cardiac Care, Dance Medicine, Hand Therapy, Incontinence Therapy, Lymphedema, Neuropsychology, Occupational Therapy, Orthopedics, Outpatient Services, Parkinsons Therapy, Pediatric Care, Pediatric Pelvic Floor, Pelvic Floor Medicine, pelvic pain, Physical Therapy, Pool Therapy, Return to Work Services, Spasticity , Speech Therapy, Spinal Cord, Spine Care, Sports Medicine, Stroke Care, Stroke Program, Wheelchair Seating Clinic, Women's Health