We wanted to combine medicine with technology and engineering to get better results. We understood that there was a limitation to how much you can do in a conventional way. We wanted to take it ahead by adding technology to it.
─ Dr Anita Bhandari on using Virtual Reality (VR) technology for delivering customized vestibular rehabilitation packages to patients thousands of miles away. (The Economic Times, 27 Dec 2016)
Dr Anita Bhandari's Vertigo and Ear Clinic is among the very few centres around the world where exercise programmes are tailor-made to the requirements of each patient. Our rehabilitation programmes are designed using various platforms, varied surfaces, trampoline, exercise balls, simulated games and virtual reality experiences to give an immersive experience to the patient.
We focus on improving stabilization of centre of gravity and designing rehabilitation programmes to retrain the brain to correctly interpret abnormal signals and thus helping in stabilizing the patient. We also do particle repositioning manoeuvres for patients of BPPV as well regular manoeuvres for otolith repositioning in all three semi-circular canals. The exercises are aimed at improving
- gaze stabilization
- desensitization to conditions which aggravate imbalance,
- habituation to stimulating positions, and
- improvement of postural stability.