Reduce Fall Risk
- Improve Balance and Vestibular Function
- Evidence-based Outcomes
- Evaluation & Home Modification to Improve Safety
- Educate Individual and Family to Reduce Falls
- Promote Safe and Independent Living
- Reduce Need for Urgent Care
- Reduce Hospitalization Recurrence
- Improve YOUR Quality of Life!
What is Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT)?
VRT is designed to address balance, dizziness and the overall fitness of a patient. The Physical Therapist will conduct an analysis of the patient's symptoms and evaluate the patient's strength, mobility, gait, range of motion, flexibility, sensory systems and balance. Based on those findings, the therapist will develop a personalized treatment plan if VRT is appropriate for the patient's condition.
Balance/Vestibular Self Test
The Balance/Vestibular Self Test is designed to help determine if you are at risk for a balance disorder or if you are at high risk to experience a fall.
- Have you fallen more than once in the past year?
- Do you take medication for 2 or more of the following; heart disease, hypertension, arthritis, anxiety or depression?
- Do you feel dizzy or unsteady if you make sudden movements such as: bending down, quickly turning and/or rolling over in bed?
- Do you have blackouts or seizures?
- Have you experienced a stroke of other neurological problem that has affected your balance?
- Do you experience numbness or loss of sensation in your legs and/or feet?
- Do you use an assistive device to get around (cane, walker or wheelchair)?
- Do you feel unsteady when you're walking or climbing stairs?
- Do you have difficulty sitting down and/or rising from a seated to standing position?
If you answered "yes" to 2 or more of these questions, you may be at risk.
Consult your Physician … and Know that We are here to Help!!