Vestibular Rehabilitation

Dizziness is the third most frequent reason people see their physicians. Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Rehabilitative Services offers evaluation and treatment for a wide variety of conditions that can result in dizziness, poor balance, motion sensitivity or a general feeling of unsteadiness.

Our staff has extensive training in the evaluation of BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo), vestibular dysfunctions and balance disorders. Our therapists will take a detailed history, review diagnostic tests that may have been performed and perform a physical evaluation of the musculoskeletal and vestibular systems. Computerized balance assessments will be utilized if indicated.

An individualized treatment program will then be implemented that may include:

  • Adaptation or habituation exercise to strengthen the vestibular system
  • Balance retraining activities
  • Home exercises and/or self-treatment activities
  • Specific maneuvers for positional vertigo

The ultimate goal of our program is to decrease the incidence, severity and duration of dizziness or disequilibrium symptoms, improve balance and increase quality of life and independence in all activities of daily living and recreation.


For a therapy appointment at any Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital location, please call Central Scheduling at 847.535.8000. Please email any questions you have to

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