Neurophysiology of vestibular rehabilitation

Timothy C. Hain*

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The vestibular system is a sophisticated human control system. Accurate processing of sensory input about rapid head and postural motion is critical. Not surprisingly, the body uses multiple, partially redundant sensory inputs and motor outputs, combined with a very competent central repair capability. The system as a whole can adapt to substantial peripheral vestibular dysfunction. The Achilles' heel of the vestibular system is a relative inability to repair central vestibular dysfunction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)127-141
Number of pages15
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2011


  • Ewald's second law
  • Semicircular canals
  • adaptive plasticity
  • common mode rejection
  • context dependency
  • internal models
  • kalman filter
  • otoliths
  • push-pull
  • sensorimotor integration
  • velocity storage
  • vestibulo-ocular reflex
  • vestibulocollic reflex
  • vestibulospinal reflex

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation
  • Clinical Neurology


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