Hundreds of Americans will suffer from dizziness and balance difficulties every year. While balance problems are most common in older individuals, they can occur at any age and have a variety of causes. The Balance & Vestibular Rehabilitation program at TherapyPlus can help patients overcome their problems related to imbalance and dizziness to improve their daily lives.
Patients undergo a comprehensive evaluation by one of our vestibular therapists to determine what may be causing their balance and dizziness problems. The therapist will evaluate:
The therapist will then design a customized rehabilitation program to meet each patients needs.
What causes balance problems?
Three systems in the body help us maintain balance:
Patients suffering from a vestibular disorder generally display only symptoms of dizziness. Those experiencing balance problems may or may not have dizziness and might have other symptoms such as decreased muscle strength, vision problems and difficulty with gait. Therapists at the Balance & Vestibular Rehabilitation program provide a comprehensive evaluation to determine which system is causing the balance problems and determine a plan of treatment.
If you have been diagnosed with one of the following conditions, talk with your physician about how the Balance & Vestibular Rehabilitation Program at SMMC can help improve your quality of life.
To learn more about the Balance & Vestibular Program at SMMC, or to schedule an appointment, call the ASK-A-NURSE Resource Center at 913-676-7777.