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Balance & Vestibular Clinic

At Garnsey Rehabilitation Center, physical therapists trained in Vestibular/Balance disorders may be able to help you regain your equilibrium. We offer a comprehensive balance assessment with state-of-the-art technology, individualized exercise programs and treatment, and a dynamic team-oriented approach.

Who's at risk?

Physical Risk Factors

  • Age
  • Cognitive impairments
  • Visual Impairments
  • Muscle weakness
  • Gait and balance disturbances
  • Fall history

Medical Risk Factors

  • Multiple medications
  • Orthostatic Hypotension
  • Stroke
  • Myocardial Infarction (Heart Attack)
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis

Things to look for:

  • Dizziness at the hair-dresser or dentist
  • The need to hold onto furniture or walls
  • Consistently stumbling or loosing your balance
  • Rolling over in bed or doing housework produces "dizziness"
  • Avoiding certain positions
  • Difficulty walking on gravel or grass

Symptoms:

  • Sensation of dizziness or vertigo
  • Falling or feeling of falling
  • Lightheadedness or feeling woozy
  • Problems reading or difficulty seeing
  • Disorientation

Tips to decrease risk of falling:

  • Eliminate clutter. Remove throw rugs and runners from walkways.
  • Use assistive and adaptive devices, such as railings, grab bars, a walker or a cane.
  • Make sure all areas have adequate lighting during the day and at night.
  • Control pets (large or small), as they are easy to trip over.
  • Increase your physical conditioning.
  • Seek professional help with concerns, and don't wait until you injure yourself.

Referral Process:
A physician's referral is required for this service. Contact Geneva General Hospital's Garnsey Rehabilitation Center for an appointment or for more information at (315) 787-4570.

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