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​Balance and Vestibular Rehab Stories

Read the success stories of some of our balance and vestibular rehab patients. If you have a story to share, please fill out our online form.

Meet Don

Don - Balance and Vestibular Rehab Story

Don had suffered from a mild case of vertigo for years. He had learned to live with it, but daily activities, such as sleeping, were still a nuisance. Don’s doctor recommended he try physical therapy.

During his time at UPMC Centers for Rehab Services, his physical therapist was able to show Don how he could manage the vertigo himself and put his equilibrium back in place. Don is now able to enjoy golfing, sleeping, and working without having to worry about the vertigo. 

Read more about the Balance and Vestibular Rehabilitation Program at UPMC Centers for Rehab Services.

Meet Cheryl

Cheryl - Balance and Vestibular Rehab Story

Cheryl, a retired UPMC nurse, was used to being active and on her feet; however, after going through chemo, she was left with numbness in her feet and balance issues. A former colleague recommended Cheryl try physical therapy focused on post-chemo symptoms. With a UPMC Centers for Rehab Services location close to home, Cheryl was able to work with her physical therapist two days a week to manage her symptoms and imbalance. By improving her strength, flexibility, and endurance, she has gained personal confidence.

"My physical therapist taught me exercises that you can do at home to continue improving; it gives you a sense of security."

Read more about the Balance and Vestibular Rehabilitation Program at UPMC Centers for Rehab Services.​

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