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Balance and Dizziness Program

Siskin Hospital’s Balance and Vestibular Rehabilitation Program provides help for those who have suffered from balance and dizziness issues.

Balance and Vestibular Rehabilitation is a non-invasive therapy to treat patients with balance and/or dizziness problems. It is a systematic approach that has an individually-designed series of exercises and activities to address the unique needs of each patient.

The program is administered by a physical therapist who has special training in balance and vestibular dysfunction. It uses state-of-the-art technology based on a system developed for NASA to evaluate and treat balance deficits and dizziness encountered by astronauts in a weightless environment. Learn more about Siskin Hospital's Special Equipment.

Siskin Hospital’s Balance and Dizziness Program features the following:

  • A thorough evaluation which may include Computerized Dynamic Posturography, a state-of-the-art pressure-sensitive plate and computer image that helps determine your sensory organization, reflex and voluntary movement.
  • A thorough evaluation of your vestibular function.
  • Evaluation and treatment for Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo.
  • An exercise program individualized to patient needs, designed to improve adaptation and substitution of the vestibular system.

Who needs Vestibular Rehabilitation?

Individuals who have had:

  • Frequent falls
  • Unsteadiness when walking or climbing stairs
  • Dizziness or feelings of unsteadiness when making sudden changes in movement, such as suddenly turning or getting up quickly.
  • A stroke or other neurological problem
  • Motion sensitivity
  • Spinning sensation when first getting up in the morning or when changing head positions (such as looking up or looking down)
  • Unilateral or bilateral vestibular loss or hypofunction: Vestibular Nueritis, Acoustic Neuroma, Gentamicin Toxicity and Related Conditions, Meniere’s Syndrome, Post-Traumatic Vertigo, Post-Concussion Syndrome

Admission Guidelines:

After receiving the physician referral for physical or occupational therapy, a team member will contact you to arrange your initial evaluation/treatment.

Case managers are available to assist you with questions regarding your insurance policy. For additional information please call 423.634.1400 or email balance@siskinrehab.org.