Testing and Understanding Balance Disorders
When you suffer from a balance disorder, all of your daily activities are impacted. Through the Balance and Vestibular Center at Honor Health, you'll have access to a team of balance and vestibular specialists including audiologists and physical therapists. These experts use the latest equipment to perform evaluations and provide treatments to address your specific issue.
Available testing and treatments include:
- Evaluation, diagnosis and management of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV): Testing can determine if your eyes "jump" when your head is placed in a particular position. If BPPV is found, treatment is available by repositioning your head and body in a series of specialized movements. Your BPPV typically can be treated in one to three visits.
- Computerized dynamic posturography: This computerized technology simulates movement of the floor and or the walls, analyzes your center of gravity and tests your physical responses.
- Vestibular rehabilitation and balance retraining therapy: After a thorough evaluation, the Balance and Vestibular Center can provide a customized therapy program to decrease your dizziness and increase balance. The program includes home exercises targeting inner ear deficits, sensory systems or physical responses to loss of balance.
Testing for the cause of a balance disorder is the first step to regaining your comfort with daily activities.