Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT) is an alternative treatment involvingspecific exercises that can eliminate orsignificantly reduce symptoms bypromoting central nervous systemcompensation for inner-ear deficits.

The goal of  dynamic vestibular stimulations programs is to provide  actives strategies  to take maximum advantage  of the critical period of injury- induced plasticity and recovery function after neurological damages.

The dynamic vestibular stimulation in pediatric neuro rehabilitation may improve the motor control for posture, balance and constitution of body scheme by the contributions ofvestibular system to various spatial representations of the body with respect to the external world.

The vestibular system contributes to a variety of central nervous system functions including:

  • initiation of the rapid postural responses- body posture
  • motor-control
  • stabilizing gaze by the vestibular-ocular reflex
  • perception of verticality and of self-motion
  • cognition – spatial navigation and memory
  • bodily self-consciousness necessary for body scheme damaged in central and peripheral

Vestibular- inner ear- disorders lead to:

  • Balance and position or movement related dizziness
  • Decreased strength
  • Loss of range of motion
  • Increased tension
  • Delay of the development of equilibrium, protective reflexes and motor-control tasks such as sitting unsupported, standing and walking.
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