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Vertigo and vestibular rehabilitation.

Keywords: Activities of Daily Living , Exercise Therapy , Female , Human , Male , Occupational Therapy , methods , Prognosis , Severity of Illness Index , Treatment Outcome , Vertigo , diagnosis , rehabilitation , Vestibular Diseases , rehabilitation

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The role of rehabilitation in the management of vertigo is limited to a very specific group of conditions. An Occupational therapist who is a part of the multidisciplinary team treating the vertiginous patient, with the knowledge of physiology and therapeutic benefit of vestibular rehabilitation can widen the rehabilitation spectrum for various diseases producing vertigo and dysequilibrium, to resolve or minimise these symptoms. The present article reviews the need for vestibular rehabilitation and the different conditions needing the same along with its characteristics, physiology and various exercises prescribed.

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