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Balance and Vestibular Rehabilitation

Balance difficulty can be the result of a combination of aging and medical issues, head trauma, or from problems with your inner ear (vestibular system). Functional problems may include difficulty walking safely at a normal pace, going up and down stairs, or performing activities of daily living. Problems can also include dizziness when performing daily tasks.

Common Causes of Balance Problems:

  • Orthopedic conditions or injuries
  • Visual problems
  • Physical inactivity
  • Muscle weakness or muscle tightness
  • Stroke or peripheral neuropathy

 

Common Causes of Vestibular Problems:

  • Benign positional vertigo
  • History of inner ear infections
  • Trauma to the head
  • Stroke
  • Tumor on the Vestibular Nerve

 

Program Features/Requirements

  • Must have physician order
    • Balance/Vestibular Rehab–Physical Therapy
  • Evaluation will include a comprehensive analysis of balance components, which may include computer assisted diagnostic and therapeutic equipment

 Professional Staff Involved

  • Physical Therapist, with balance/vestibular specialty

 

To learn more, please call our Patricia Neal Outpatient Clinic at (865) 331-1605.