Problems with balance or dizziness can cause profound disruptions in daily life. In addition to increased risk for falls, these problems can shorten attention span, disrupt sleep, limit work and recreational activities, and produce fatigue and/or nausea.
A number of factors may contribute to balance or dizziness problems, including:
If you are concerned about balance or dizziness issues, you can take our Balance Self Test and read more about balance screenings.
At St.Vincent, our licensed physical therapists and audiologists provide detailed assessment and evaluation to most effectively pinpoint and treat causes of balance disorders and dizziness using:
NeuroCom®, a state-of-the-art computerized system that detects specific problems by selectively assessing each of the body systems that controls balance
Computerized dynamic posturography, a series of testing procedures using the NeuroCom to evaluate each of the three body systems that controls balance
Physical therapy assessments, consisting of traditional physical therapy assessments such as strength, range of motion, flexibility and gait analysis
Vestibular rehabilitation, an exercise-based treatment approach to help the brain and spinal cord compensate and control symptoms of dizziness and imbalance
Videonystagmography (VNG), a diagnostic assessment tool used to evaluate the balance portion of the inner ear
Hearing testing, an important part of a thorough vestibular evaluation as hearing problems sometimes develop as a result of balance and dizziness problems.
You can find rehabilitation therapy for balance and dizziness problems at:
AndersonSt.Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital2015 Jackson StreetAnderson, IN 46016(765) 649-2511
CarmelSt.Vincent Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy1185 Carmel Drive, Building CCarmel, IN 46032(317) 415-6980Fax: (317) 415-6990
KokomoSt. Joseph Hospital 1907 West SycamoreKokomo, IN 46901(765) 456-5433
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