Balance Therapy

Lee Health’s Balance Therapy is performed at seven of the local clinics with a specialization in balance and vestibular rehabilitation. It is staffed by specialty-trained physical therapists that perform comprehensive evaluations and develop unique treatment programs to meet individualized needs addressing common balance and vestibular disorders.

Balance disorders, including dizziness and vertigo are very common and can lead to an increased likelihood of experiencing a fall. In fact, in Lee County, Florida, the mortality rate in seniors is higher as a result of a fall than as that of a motor vehicle accident.

The consequences of untreated chronic dizziness and balance problems often lead a decreased sense of self-confidence, a decline in functional abilities and a tendency to adopt a sedentary lifestyle which in turn can greatly increase the risk of falls.  Finding the exact cause of a person's balance and/or dizziness problem can be a daunting task and people often report having to consult with several health care providers before finding the help and solutions they need.  Balance retraining and vestibular therapy plays a vital role in the recovery of people with dizziness, vertigo and/or balance problems.

At the Balance Therapy, our goal is to improve self-confidence and self-reliance in mobility skills.  This is achieved through balance retraining, education in fall prevention strategies, and emphasis on maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle.

Disorders evaluated and treated:

  • History of falls
  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
  • Motion sensitivity/Intolerance
  • Other vestibular disorders
  • Balance Problems related to:
    • Deconditioning and weakness
    • Peripheral neuropathy
    • Parkinson's disease
    • Stroke

 

Scheduling

A referral from your physician office is needed before therapies can begin. To schedule your therapy, please call 239-424-1499.