Comprehensive Balance Evaluations
Dizziness is reportedly the number one medical complaint in adults age 70 and older and is the third most reported medical symptom. Imbalance and dizziness are often related to the inner ear. With proper diagnosis, medical treatment, and rehabilitative exercises as needed, balance can be improved.
Identifying and treating balance disorders can minimize the risk of injury related to falls and provide relief from symptoms which may include dizziness, lightheadedness, blurred vision, or disorientation. For some who experience impaired balance, the sensation might be compared to the feeling that the room is spinning. They may stagger when taking a step, or fall when trying to stand.
Clinical testing is essential to diagnose the specific origin of the balance disorder in order to provide effective treatment.
Using state-of-the art equipment, vestibular testing can evaluate the function of each inner ear individually to determine which inner ear may be involved as well as the degree of involvement. Testing may include: Videonystagmography (VNG), Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potentials (VEMP), Electrocochleography (ECochG), and Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR).
ProHealth Hearing & Balance works directly with ProHealth Physical Therapy to treat vestibular disorders. We invite your to learn more about ProHealth Physical Therapy.