Has anyone heard of this sort of disorder Vestibular Disorders? I have had 8+ falls in the last 12 months. I have had MRI's, Cat Scans, XRays and it happened again very recently - I fell. I cannot pinpoint what happens and my rheumy is very concerned. The next stop is a neurologist but he wanted me to see a physical therapist first. With my search I located a clinic that treat Vestibular disorders. I copied this from a web site - check it out and any replies or info is much appreciated. Thousands of individuals have balance disorders each year. The symptoms of a vestibular disorder can be frightening. You may start to limit your activities because of: · Dizziness, · Nausea or motion sickness · A sensation of falling or spinning · And these may lead to an actual injury or fall! What can physical therapy do to help? Your therapist, in conjunction with your physician, will design a program to improve your quality of living, and to diminish the symptoms noted above. This program may include · Balance re-training · Gait training · Vestibular and/or occulomotor exercises · Strengthening and flexibility exercises · Other activities as appropriate Balance is a complicated process, which is dependant on 3 sources, the inner ear, the eyes, and the extremities of the body. Information is received from all of these sources, and the brain processes it into a useful form to allow us to walk, balance, change directions, etc. In therapy, the patient may perform activities to desensitize the brain so normal function can be performed. At times, during the initial stages of therapy, the symptoms may actually increase as the brain adapts. However, this diminishes over time.