Balance & Vestibular Rehab

Do you find that your balance is not what it used to be? Do you find that walking distances becomes tiresome and you may even be using an assistive device such as a cane or walker to get around? Your body’s ability to balance through the vestibular system allows you to walk without problems.

Balance-Training Program

Physical activities that most of us take for granted are a constant struggle for people with balance disorders. Physiacal Therapy & Rehab Specialists provides a focused balance-training program for patients recovering from strokes, Parkinson’s disease and other debilitating conditions. What sets Physiacal Therapy & Rehab Specialists apart from other facilities that offer balance-training is our ability to offer both land based and aquatic based training. By utilizing aquatic therapy for balance disorders, the patient experiences more flexibility and mobility in a safe and secure environment.

 

Advantages of Balance Training and Aquatics:

  • Balance reactions and other tasks are inherently trainable in the right environment
  • The pool provides an exceptional and safe environment to work in
  • Patients may be challenged beyond their limits of stability in the water
  • The pool enhances reduction in patient anxiety
  • The water prevents rapid falling and extends the period of time in which a patient may react
  • The water offers a three dimensional environment of both support and resistance

 

Stroke Rehabilitation

Patients who have suffered strokes can gain improved motor function through specialized therapy at Physiacal Therapy & Rehab Specialists. Rather then teaching patients to compensate for difficulties with canes or other tools, we use the Feldenkrais Methods, Neurological Development Training and aquatic therapy programs to help patients retrain their bodies to achieve proper motor function and return to normal activities.

 

Vestibular Rehabilitation

Vertigo is a sudden sensation that the world is spinning around you or that you are tilted when you are not. One of the most common disorders that can cause vertigo is benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). It most often occurs when you turn your head quickly or move it into certain positions, or when you change body positions, such as lying down, sitting up or standing. Most episodes of vertigo last only a minute or two, but can recur and increase the risk for falls.

Specialized Treatment

At Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists, we provide specialized therapy for patients with vertigo or other vestibular (inner ear) disorders, such as dizziness, imbalance, nausea, fatigue, hearing changes, anxiety or difficulty concentrating. This therapy may include Canalith Repositioning, also known as the Epley Maneuver – which repositions the head with timed head maneuvers. Our experienced physical therapists also teach proper exercise techniques that patients can practice at home to maintain optimal health.

 

 

 

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