Balance Training (Vestibular Rehabilitation)
Balance Training program is available for patients with various vestibular problems, including central and/or peripheral vestibular dysfunction such as Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV).
Balance training is also available for patients with unsteady gait and history of falls. This program is especially beneficial for mature patients who have balance problems and would like to prevent injuries from falling.
Dr. Lori Alexander treats a wide variety of patients with her Balance Training Program. Patients who consistently attend training sessions report a range of benefits, including increased focus and concentration, no longer requiring assistance to walk, and drastic decreases with balance problems and feelings of dizziness.
Patients who feel they may benefit from balance training will be evaluated with the use of various standardized balance tests as well as the Dix-Hall pike Maneuver (which evaluates the presence of a peripheral vestibular dysfunction) to determine the cause of their balance problems/dizziness. If a patient is a candidate for the program, then he or she will be scheduled for weekly training sessions convenient to the patient’s schedule.
- Equilibrium problems (vertigo)
- Vestibular problems