Self Directed Exercises

OT-3Columbus Speech & Hearing Center encourages “home based therapy” which the patient does on his own. Each program is individually and especially designed for the patient based on test results and the situations which bring on symptoms. This approach is most commonly used with patients that do not require supervision during exercise. We recommend the patient spend 20-30 minutes per session two to three times a day. Most patients report a significant reduction in their symptoms within a two to four week time span.

Balance Retraining

For patients who have a loss of balance, unsteadiness or loss of surefootedness we encourage practical solutions. Most of these patients do not report dizziness or motion intolerance but often have common symptoms which include problems of difficulty getting around in the dark, walking on uneven surfaces and moving unencumbered on ramps or stairs. Fall prevention, movement coordination, and improved participation in everyday activities are all high priorities of our program.

Vestibular Rehabilitation

Vestibular Rehabilitation at Columbus Speech & Hearing Center is designed for the patients whose symptoms may be severe and who requires supervision during exercise. Therapy sessions include the use of vestibular therapy equipment which most people enjoy. For older patients, there is an emphasis on fall prevention. Typically the patient participates in two or three 60 minute sessions per week, with an average of 8-12 sessions. As the patient progresses, home exercises are added to accelerate the results.

Canalith Repositioning/Liberatory Maneuver

At Columbus Speech & Hearing center, our Canalith Repositioning/Liberatory Maneuver is designed for an inner ear condition called Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV). This condition occurs when the salt-like crystals in the inner ear called otoconia become dislodged and float within the canals of the vestibular system. The symptoms include severe dizziness and the feeling of light headedness. Treatment includes one or two 20 minute visits as the crystals are gently repositioned.

Columbus Speech & Hearing Center

  • Columbus Speech & Hearing Center - 2424 Double Churches Rd., Columbus, GA 31909 Phone: 706-324-6112

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