Our balance rehabilitation service focuses on patients with dizziness, balance and vestibular problems. You will work with specially trained and experienced therapists to learn how to manage effects of dizziness or loss of balance and work to return to an independent lifestyle.
A customized plan of care is designed to help each patient meet their individual goals whether their balance impairment is due to motor weakness, low vision, vestibular disorders, neurological disease or stroke.
Balance disorders can include:
- Loss of balance due to weakness
- Acoustic neuroma – a noncancerous tumor that may develop from an overproduction of Schwann cells that press on the hearing and balance nerves in the inner ear. Schwann cells are cells that normally wrap around and support nerve fibers. If the tumor becomes large, it can press on the facial nerve or brain structure.
- Meniere’s Disease – a balance disorder caused by an abnormality found in a section of the inner ear called the labyrinth.
Our therapists use a variety of tests which may include computerized equipment of Smart Balance Master and therapists are able to assess sensory impairments, motor impairments and functional limitations.
Our balance rehab service is provided in two locations: