Results indicate that GyroStim can support patient
progress toward outcomes up to 5 times faster
than traditional therapies alone.
Clinical Comparison of GyroStim to Standard of Care for Vestibular Dysfunction / Balance Disorders
Vestibular rehabilitation therapy (VRT) is a form of physical therapy (PT) that has been recognized as the standard of care (SOC) for treating vestibular dysfunction and balance disorders for decades.
The data table to the right compares the clinical outcomes for two different treatment strategies for patients with vestibular dysfunction:
SOC is clinical data for treatment of vestibular dysfunction consisting of vestibular rehabilitation therapy alone
GS+SOC is clinical data for treatment of vestibular dysfunction consisting of vestibular rehabilitation therapy plus GyroStim (GS) therapy
The two patient groups in this comparison consisted of randomly selected patients diagnosed with vestibular dysfunction resulting from either PCS, BPPV, PPPD, BVL, CVA, or MdDS.
All patients in both groups received the same standardized assessments for pre and post intervention utilizing gold standard equipment and methods, including SOT, DHI, ABC, and mDGI. Both groups of patients followed the same protocols for intake, balance education, and training for at-home daily exercise routines.
All clinical data was collected by and under the guidance of a DPT at a clinic that specializes in balance disorders and vestibular dysfunction.
The data comparison was conducted for both treatment groups to compare the following:
difference in pre- and post- objective and subjective balance assessment scores
duration of treatment time (days) required to achieve similar rehabilitation scores
For both groups, SOC and GS+SOC, four datasets were obtained by determining the difference in pre and post treatment scores for SOT, DHI, ABC, and mDGI. These tests were selected for analysis as they represent commonly used clinical balance assessment techniques. The difference in pre and post balance scores were utilized by subtracting the post treatment score from the initial (pre-treatment) score. For each data set, normality was tested and assessed utilizing either two tailed, Anderson-Darling or Shapiro-Wilk test with alpha=0.05.
The results indicated p<0.0001 for SOT, DHI, ABC, and mDGI tests, therefore, the comparison demonstrates with high confidence that GyroStim therapy combined with vestibular rehabilitation therapy (GS+SOC) presents a statistically significant improvement over vestibular rehabilitation therapy alone. GyroStim treatment combined with SOC provides for safe and effective treatment that is significantly more efficient with an average reduction in treatment time of approximately 70% than SOC alone.