Chicago Area Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy

Timothy C. Hain, MD

Last update: March 7, 2021 • Return to VRT page

Vestibular rehab, especially for BPPV, is not something that one can pick up from an online course. In our opinion, the key elements are:

  1. Equipment -- one needs frenzel goggles, at least the optical variety
  2. Experience -- We think that one should have treated at least 100 patients, with some supervision, should things go haywire.

A large list of individuals who claim competence in vestibular rehabilitation, largely physical therapists, can be obtained from the Vestibular Disorders Association. These are simply people who have volunteered to be on the VEDA list. This could be someone, for example, who took a 3 day course in Atlanta. Or it might be someone who has been treating dizziness for 20 years.