Hearing & Balance Center: Vestibular Rehabilitation CenterWhen medical or surgical therapy has not been effective in relieving the symptoms of a balance disorder, vestibular rehabilitation may help.

Vestibular rehabilitation is a proven, exercise-based treatment designed to improve function of the three critical systems that contribute to balance well being: the inner ear, the eyes and muscles in the legs. In addition, the therapy promotes the integration of signals from each system in the brain.

Patients must be referred by a physician to participate in vestibular rehabilitation. Once referred, specially trained physical therapists create an individualized therapy program for each patient.

The process begins with an initial evaluation, which usually takes 90 minutes. During this evaluation the patient’s medical history relative to his or her balance problem is reviewed, including prior hearing and balance testing. Further tests may be recommended to gather additional information.

Treatment sessions at the Vestibular Rehabilitation Center last 45 minutes and are integrated with a detailed home exercise program. The average duration of therapy is three to six months.

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Meet Our Staff

Vestibular Rehabiliation StaffBryan D. Hujsak, PT, DPT
Director, Vestibular Rehabilitation

Vestibular Rehabiliation StaffJennifer Kelly, PT, DPT
Sr. Physical Therapist

Vestibular Rehabiliation StaffLaura Lei-Rivera, PT, DPT
Sr. Physical Therapist

Vestibular Rehabiliation StaffJohn Sutera MS, PT
Sr. Physical Therapist

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The Ear Institute
Vestibular Rehabilitation Center
New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai
380 Second Avenue, 9th Floor
(between 21st-22nd Streets)
New York, NY  10010
(646) 438-7804 TEL
(646) 438-7809 FAX



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