The vestibular system is part of the inner ear and works with your eyes and the rest of your body to keep you upright and feeling balanced. This system tells your brain where your head and body are in space. When impaired, you may experience significant dizziness and/or balance problems. A lot of people have an impaired vestibular system and don’t even know it!
To find out if you may be a good candidate for vestibular rehab, fill out the Dizziness Handicap Inventory (DHI). This outcome measure can determine how much your dizziness is affecting your life. Typically, a score of 31-60 (moderate) or 61-100 (severe) warrants following up with your doctor or a vestibular therapist.
You can download an electronic DHI at the link below