Frequently Asked Questions on Vestibular Therapy


What are vestibular disorders?

Vestibular disorders can diminish the quality of life and may impact all aspects of daily living. They may contribute to emotional problems such as anxiety and depression. Consequences of such disorders may cause people to adopt a sedentary lifestyle in order to avoid bringing on, or worsening, dizziness and imbalance.

What is vestibular rehabilitation?

Vestibular rehabilitation therapy (VRT) is a special therapy that is intended to alleviate the primary and secondary consequences of vestibular disorders. Vestibular therapy primarily aims to reduce vertigo and dizziness, gaze instability, and/or imbalance and falls.

How do swings help in vestibular rehabilitation?

Vestibular input is an important element of sensory integration therapy. Therapists, parents and teachers may use swings effectively to reinforce any therapy objectives for children and provide sensory inputs for special needs children. Swings can also act as a strong motivator. Since all kids like to swing, swinging can be used as a reward for positive behavior.

What are the different types of swinging frames?
Types of swing frames include:
  • Doorway mounted swing frame,
  • Ceiling support eyebolt, or
  • Free-standing swing frame.
What are the different types of swinging frames?
Types of swing frames include:
  • Doorway mounted swing frame,
  • Ceiling support eyebolt, or
  • Free-standing swing frame.
What are the types of swings available?

Types of vestibular swings include platform swings, net swings, hop swing, cuddle swings, bolster swings, high back swing seats and more.