The vestibular system, which includes the inner ear and its connections in the brain and brainstem, helps to maintain equilibrium, balance reactions and eye movement coordination. Dizziness, imbalance, vertigo and other visual tracking problems can be caused by a variety of conditions either in the ear or in the brain.
Alta Bates Summit’s Vestibular and Balance Rehabilitation Program helps diminish these symptoms through specific visual vestibular and habituation exercises. Depending on your needs, your multidisciplinary care team may include an occupational therapist, a physical therapist, a speech pathologist, a nurse, a doctor and a neuropsychologist.
Some of the common causes of dizziness, imbalance and visual tracking problems include:
- Head injuries
- Tumors — particularly cerebellar and brainstem
- Acoustic neuroma
- Inflammation of inner ear
- Hydrocephalus (build-up of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain)
- Encephalopathy (brain damage or dysfunction)
- Sub arachnoid hemorrhage (certain areas of the brain)
- Multiple Sclerosis
Our team will medically control your dizziness and nausea, while therapists work to rehabilitate your vestibular system.
Our services are offered at:
Alta Bates Summit Health Pavilion
5700 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94609
Outpatient rehabilitation services are offered at:
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center
2001 Dwight Way
Berkeley, CA 94704