Balance in everyday life.
Over 90 million Americans suffer from balance problems, dizziness, and vertigo, which can cause profound disruptions in daily life. In addition to increased risk for falls, balance disorders can shorten attention span, disrupt normal sleep patterns, cause excessive fatigue, and limit your social interactions and activities. Vestibular dysfunction in particular can also cause nausea, blurred vision with head movements, and the feeling that you or your surroundings are spinning. Doctors Hospital’s comprehensive Balance and Vestibular Center will help you find the source of your problem and successfully treat your balance disorder.
Conditions Appropriate for Balance and Vestibular Therapy
- Fall Risk Identification & Management
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Prosthetics & Amputations
- Balance Dysfunction
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Knee or Hip Replacements
- Ankle, Knee, Hip Injuries
- Meniere’s Disease
- Vestibular Dysfunction
- Peripheral Neuropathy
- Back or Neck Injuries
- Sports Medicine Training
- Difficulty standing, sitting, bending or walking
Experts in Balance.
Dedicated specifically to the diagnosis and treatment of balance disorders and dizziness, the Balance and Vestibular Center at Doctors Hospital offers a unique rehabilitation environment. The Center combines the knowledge and skill of a trained balance therapist with the most advanced diagnostic equipment available in the region. Certified by the American Physical Therapy Association in vestibular rehabilitation, our balance therapist will guide you as you return to an active and balanced lifestyle!
Computerized Dynamic Posturography—Diagnosis & Treatment
The ability to maintain your balance is a complex process that begins with your senses accurately judging where your body is in space, your brain to processing this information, and your muscles and joints to coordinating the correct movements. Using NeuroCom’s Computerized Dynamic Posturography (CDP) system, the physical therapist is able to evaluate the three sensory components of balance: vision, somatosensation, and vestibular function, as well as the muscles’ ability to adapt to different environments. Combined with a comprehensive evaluation and physical exam, the information generated from the CDP assessment is used to design an individualized treatment plan and exercise program that will target your specific balance impairments.
Have you ever felt…
- A fear of falling or a sense of unsteadiness?
- Uncomfortable trying to get around in the dark?
- Difficulty keeping your balance as you walk on uneven surfaces such as carpet or grass?
- Walking down grocery store aisles or through the mall is upsetting?
- Looking at moving objects such as escalators or out the side window of a car makes you queasy?
- A feeling that either you or your surroundings are spinning?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, or are experiencing dizziness and/or poor balance, talk with your doctor. With your doctor’s referral, we can work with you to decrease your symptoms and increase your quality of life. There is hope for all who once thought there was no relief.
To speak with our balance specialist, please call (706) 651-2270