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
Gait and balance disturbances
Medical Risk Factors
Myocardial Infarction (Heart Attack)
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
Sensation of dizziness or vertigo
Falling or feeling of falling
Lightheadedness or feeling woozy
Problems reading or difficulty seeing
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.