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Balance and Vestibular Rehabilitation Programs

Dizziness and balance problems can significantly affect quality of life and the ability to function. In some cases, dizziness results in a higher risk for falls and serious injuries. Our balance and vestibular rehabilitation program offers a complete and methodical approach to uncover and treat the underlying cause of your balance problems.

What Is Vestibular Therapy?

Including structures in the inner ear and connections to the brain, your vestibular system helps maintain your body’s sense of equilibrium, or balance. Balance and vestibular rehabilitation is a specific type of physical therapy that focuses on minimizing the effects of vertigo and imbalance disorders.

Therapy consists of exercises specifically prescribed to help your condition so that you may return to a safe and active lifestyle. Exercises often incorporate head movement, repositioning, and gait stabilization.

What Causes Balance Problems?

There are many different causes of balance problems, including migraine headaches and concussions. Other causes of frequent dizziness or falls encompass a variety of inner ear and brain disorders, such as:

  • Meniere’s disease
  • Positional vertigo (BPPV)
  • Vestibular neuritis

Balance Disorder Symptoms

Symptoms of damage to the vestibular system or of a balance disorder often include:

  • Dizziness
  • Vertigo (sensation of spinning)
  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Frequent falls

Benefits of Balance and Vestibular Therapy

At UPMC Centers for Rehab Services, our specially trained therapists work to return you to a full and independent life as soon as possible. Though there is no specific solution for diagnosed balance disorders, vestibular therapy significantly reduces symptoms.

Depending upon your evaluation, a vestibular therapist can include exercises to:

  • Improve symptoms of dizziness
  • Increase stability during walking
  • Reduce risk of falls
  • Stabilize gait and vision

Read more about the experiences of patients who received balance and vestibular rehabilitation therapy from UPMC Centers for Rehab Services.

Locations for Balance and Vestibular Therapy


Allison Park
412-487-4710
UPMC Centers for Rehab Services
UPMC Outpatient Center
4490 Mt. Royal Blvd., 2nd Floor
Allison Park, PA 15101

Altoona Station Medical Center
814-889-3900
1516 9th Ave
Altoona, PA 16602

Aspinwall
412-781-0602
CRS-UPMC St. Margaret
Park Place at Chapel Harbor,
Suite 200
300 Chapel Harbor Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15238

Bedford
814-623-3510
CRS-Bedford
10455 Lincoln Highway
Everett, PA 15537

Butler - North Main Street
724-285-5546
1615 B North Main Street Ext.
Butler, PA 16001

Cranberry Township
724-720-3050
UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex
8000 Cranberry Springs Drive
Cranberry Township, PA 16066

Cresson 814-886-5097
794 Gallitzin Road
Cresson, PA 16630

Ebensburg
814-471-2277
152 Zeman Drive
Ebensburg, PA 15931
Emlenton
724-867-1600
409 Main Street
P.O. Box 511
Emlenton, PA 16373

Erie - Harborcreek
814-877-7078
2101 Nagle Road
Erie, PA 16501

Erie - UPMC Hamot Sports Medicine
814-877-6195
100 Peach Street
Erie, PA 16507

Erie - West 26th Street
814-452-4447 
1325 West 26th St.
Erie, PA 16508

Franklin - Circle Street
814-432-9405
44 Circle Street
Franklin, PA 16323

Greensburg
724-830-8750
5142 Route 30
Greensburg, PA 15601

Greenville
724-588-3001
26 Conneaut Lake
Greenville, PA 16125

Hermitage
724-347-6660
Hermitage Crossing
1115 N. Hermitage Road
Hermitage, PA 16148

McCandless
412-630-9750
9365 McKnight Road, Suite 300
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Monroeville
412-380-0551
UPMC at Oxford Drive, Suite 310
600 Oxford Drive
Monroeville, PA 15146

Moon Township
412-269-7062
UPMC West
1600 Coraopolis Heights Road
Coraopolis, PA 15108

New Castle - Nesbitt Place
724-658-2801
26 Nesbitt Road, Suite 153
New Castle, PA 16105

New Castle
724-698-1692
2004 West State Street
New Castle, PA 16101

North Strabane
724-229-5260
Meadowpointe
470 Johnson Road
UPMC of Washington, Suite 110
Washington, PA 15301

Oakland Balance Lab
412-647-8091
Eye & Ear Institute
Fourth floor, Room 459
203 Lothrop St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Seneca
814-678-4656
100 Fairfield Drive
Seneca, PA 16346

Sarver
724-295-0066
252 Buffalo Plaza
Route 356
Sarver, PA 16055

South Hills
412-851-8850
UPMC South Hills, Suite 1400
1300 Oxford Drive
Bethel Park, PA 15102

South Side
412-432-3723
UPMC Rooney Sports Complex
3200 South Water St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

South Side
412-586-6900
UPMC Mercy South Side
Outpatient Center
2000 Mary St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Uniontown
724-437-7500
160 Wayland Smith Drive, Suite 102
Uniontown, PA 15401