Company Mission & Values
Our mission is to create simple, effective, affordable, and empowering vestibular technologies. Our goal is to improve the accuracy of research, assessment, treatment, and training of vestibular care as provided by healthcare professionals and educators within inpatient, outpatient, and academic settings across the world.
Helena Esmonde, PT, DPT, NCS
Patrick Esmonde, MSE
When Helena Esmonde transitioned from a large hospital-based outpatient vestibular clinic to a small, privately owned clinic, she found herself without the use of the infrared video goggles she had become accustomed to using for her patients’ care. Her new workplace was an independent, PT/PTA co-owned physical therapy clinic that could not afford the minimum $8500 price tag for a pair among the current ones on the market. She brought this problem to her husband Patrick Esmonde, and he said, “Tell me more about the goggles.” After an explanation and research, he said, “I can build that.” And so necessity once more became the mother of invention and Patrick developed infrared video goggles that not only did what a vestibular therapist would need them to do, but he built them at a much lower cost. When Helena discovered that this was possible, she asked (perhaps nearly demanded) that they make these infrared video goggles available to countless other researchers, clinicians, and educators whose organizations could not afford such useful but costly technology. For this reason, Vestibular First came to be!
Our future is now resting on our community of therapists and educators to help refine and perfect the technology through our new customer offer. We hope you feel the same and will join our company in providing infrared goggles to all trained clinicians and educators to help more patients who suffer from vestibular disorders regain their safety and quality of life.