07 Oct Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT) for Brain Function.
VRT can be an amazing option for brain function and to rehabilitate from various brain injuries.
What is VRT?
VRT is a multi-sensory program for improving brain function. It is an enjoyable activity, or “exercise,” which can be customized for all ages and skill levels for implementation in clinic, school or home.
Based on clinically proven outcomes, VRT programs strengthen existing pathways and create new neural connections/pathways in the brain (“neuroplasticity”). As these neurological connections grow stronger, language skills and emotional/psychological functions, such as self-confidence and regulation, also tend to improve.
The improvements in brain function are based on the premise that our higher brain functions – the “cortical functions” such as language, cognitive skills, socialization – rely and depend upon how well sensory input is received and processed as it enters the central nervous system and is relayed to the upper brain. VRT improves processing at both the sub-cortical and cortical levels.
Here is one of many research papers done which correlates balance with brain function.
Who Can Benefit:
VRT has a global effect on the brain and central nervous system, influencing the following systems: balance, visual, auditory, motor, coordination, behavior and emotional regulation. As a result, it is successfully implemented for a wide variety of conditions:
- Learning difficulties such as reading, spelling, math, auditory processing and attention
- Sensory processing and integration
- Stress, sleep, emotional regulation and mood problems
- Those with autism and neuro-developmental difficulties
VRT is designed with a flexibility that allows it to be implemented for varied program lengths and locations, such as clinics, hospitals, schools and home.
Most programs involve 20-60 sessions daily, with each session being 15-30 minutes in length.
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