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Vestibular Rehabilitation & Balance Program

Experienced and Compassionate Therapists

Our Vestibular Rehabilitation & Balance Program is overseen and staffed by therapists who have advanced training and are passionate about helping those affected by dizziness and disequilibrium.

They are informed with the latest research, are certified in Vestibular Rehabilitation including through the American Institute of Balance https://www.dizzy.com/ and through successful completion of the Competency-Based Vestibular Rehabilitation course at Emory University. Several of our therapists have over 20 years of experience treating this complex patient population. 

Evaluation with Modern Technology

State of the art equipment is used to assess each patient and maximize benefits of therapy

The NeuroCom Balance Master is one the most advanced balance and mobility assessment and treatment tools available.  A highly sensitive force plate connected to a computer measures the patient’s center of gravity and weight bearing symmetry as a patient performs various tasks under the close supervision of a therapist.

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InVision software and vHIT use sophisticated eye tracking and head velocity transducers to track and measure eye and head movements. This assists in allowing the therapist to identify and treat impairments that contribute to dizziness, visual disturbances and reduced balance.

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Infrared video goggles allow the therapist to record and interpret eye movements that provide valuable information about a patient’s specific impairment, including BPPV or benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, allowing for the most effective treatment. 

Treatment

An evidence-based approach and individualized program yields optimal results.

An exercise and hands-on approach is used to eliminate or reduce dizziness, improve balance, reduce visual disturbances, improve gait and address neck pain.

The NeuroCom systematic training protocols are customized to target specific impairments identified through assessment resulting in better outcomes.

Repositioning maneuvers such as the Eply maneuver are used to address BPPV or benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, the most common type of vertigo. One to two treatments sessions are usually enough to eliminate vertigo occurring with changes in position, the hallmark sign of the this condition

Many Conditions Can Contribute to a Vestibular & Balance Disorder.

Dizziness and balance problems are often multifactorial.

  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
  • Post Concussion Syndrome and mild TBI
  • Multifactorial disequilibrium and imbalance
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Cervicogenic Vertigo
  • Migrainous Vertigo
  • Meniere’s Disease
  • Chronic Subjective Dizziness
  • Vestibular Neuritis or Labyrinthitis ( Inner Ear Infection ) 
  • Central Nervous System Disorders ( Multiple sclerosis or stoke can affect the balance centers in the brain)
  • Exposure to industrial Chemicals 
  • Side effects of medications such as chemotherapy and some anibiotics 
  • Peripheral Neuropathy

Schedule an appointment today with an experienced therapist by calling (609)896-2515.

For specific clinical questions please contact, Lisa Luskin, the Clinical Director at (609) 896-9500 ext 2383 or Lluskin@SLRC.org