A Therapeutic Program to Manage the Effects of Dizziness and Imbalance
Each year more than 90 million American adults experience disequilibrium or balance problems. According to the Vestibular Disorders Association,dizziness is second only to lower back pain in the number of complaints that physicians treat. A loss of balance can significantly increase the risk of falls resulting in trauma.
Normal balance requires the integration of three sensory systems; visual, vestibular (inner ear), and somatosensory (skin, muscle, tendon, and joint sensations). When one or more of these systems is not functioning well, individuals may experience the symptoms of balance disorders. Common symptoms may include:
- Episodes of spinning or dizziness (vertigo)
- Periods of lightheadedness
- Feelings of faintness (syncope)
- Problems with eye-head coordination
- Poor balance (disequilibrium); difficulty in sitting, standing, bending, and walking.
METRO SPORTSMED® is staffed exclusively with physical therapists who have earned the distinction of Certified Vestibular Therapists. Customized programs will be tailored to meet each individual’s needs.
Therapy sessions may include:
- Sensory Motor retraining
- Visual exercises
- BPPV(Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo) maneuvers and repositioning
- Habituation exercises
- Cardiovascular and total body strengthening exercises
- Home exercise programs to help patients manage their conditions independently
- Patient and family education
Metro SportsMed® utilizes a state-of-the-art computerized system, which employs biofeedback technology to restore function. Our goal is to provide patients with the ability to overcome balance disorders, restore self-esteem and regain control of their every day lives
For more information please call Toll Free 888-ONBALANCE (888-662-2526) or 718.369.8000
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