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 to deliver 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 centers around the world where exercise programs are customized to the requirements of each patient. Our rehabilitation programs are designed using various platforms, varied surfaces, trampoline, exercise balls, simulated games, and virtual reality experiences to give an immersive experience to the patient. Computerized Dynamic Posturography and Stabilometry train patients to stabilize the body. Dynamic Visual Acuity is used to train the patient to stabilize vision.
Vestibular rehabilitation is aimed at improving
- gaze stabilization
- desensitization to conditions which aggravate imbalance
- habituation to stimulating positions
- improvement of postural stability and balance
We focus on improving the stabilization of the center of gravity and designing rehabilitation programs to retrain the brain to correctly interpret abnormal signals and thus helping in stabilizing the patient. Our Vestibular Physiotherapist also trains patients online through video-consultation.
We also do particle repositioning maneuvers for BPPV patients like Epley’s, Barbecue, and Semont’s maneuver for all three semicircular canals.