Vestibular Training & Neuro Rehabilitation
Falls are the leading cause of injuries and complications in seniors. The ability to move freely with safety and confidence are essential to a high quality of life. For this reason, as we age we need to monitor our balance, and train ourselves in the "skill of balance."
We understand the importance that balance plays for safety, walking, and living independently. A physical or occupational therapist can help to:
- Evaluate posture, balance, strength, endurance, and the ability to move joint and develop a program that is appropriate.
- Educate you on the nature and origin of your balance or dizziness problem.
- Provide balance and vestibular retraining, and fall prevention techniques and exercises to help significantly reduce the potential for falls from balance related conditions.
- Develop an exercise program that is appropriate and work to transition you to wellness programs and activities you enjoy.
- Answer questions or refer you to other professionals if necessary.
Our rehab specialists treat and offer state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment for balance disorders and movement-related dizziness caused by:
- Vestibular (Inner Ear) Problems
- Neurological Conditions - such as those cause by stroke, disease, or trauma
What is Vestibular Training?
Therapy is provided by physical therapists that are specially trained in vestibular therapy. The therapist will develop an individualized exercise and movement program that will promote optimal function, safe mobility, and improved quality of life.
Vestibular rehabilitation goals may be designed to:
- Decrease dizziness
- Improve balance function
- Improve visual motor control
- Increase general activity levels
- Help compensate for inner ear disorders
What is Neuro Rehabilitation?
Neuro Rehab utilizes doctors of physical therapy with specialized and advanced training in the treatment of the following neurological conditions:
- Stroke (CVA, TBI)
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
- Spinal Injuries
- Parkinson's Disease (PD)
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Brain Tumors
- Rare Neurological
- Genetic Disorders
- Other conditions affecting the brain and central nervous system
These conditions often result in numerous impairments with movement, walking, balance, strength, coordination, endurance, and tolerance to general activities of daily living.
A skilled and thorough evaluation must be conducted to recognize the best treatment methods, which may include:
- Partial Weight Bearing Training
- Neuromuscular Reeducation
- Hands-On Physical Therapy
- Computerized Dynamic Platform Posturography
- Computer-Based Movement Programs
- Interactive Metronome