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Vestibular/Balance Rehabilitation

Balance rehabilitation assists individuals with loss of balance, dizziness, spinning (vertigo), nausea/vomiting associated with movement and frequent falls. A thorough evaluation of the vestibular and neuromuscular system including strength, range of motion, head and eye movements, mobility, coordination and balance improves patients' functionality and mobility and reduces their risk of falls.

After an evaluation by a highly skilled vestibular physical therapist, a treatment program is developed to address any deficits found during the evaluation and also establish a home exercise program with the patient. The treatment may include the use of an assistive device such as a cane or walker, therapeutic exercises and activities and may include the use of computerized balance equipment.

Balance and vestibular issues can arise from many diagnoses including:

  • Orthopedic injuries and conditions
  • Brain injury and post-concussion syndrome
  • Inner ear disorders (e.g. Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo, Labryinthitis)
  • Stroke and other neurologic conditions
  • Effects of aging

Recommendations may be made to refer appropriate clients to occupational therapy to address impairments identified in the areas of vision, cognition, or activities of daily living.

11116 Medical Campus Road
Hagerstown, MD 21742
TDD: 1-800-735-2258
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