Balance & Functional Solutions For Patients
For Parkinson's Patients
According to the National Parkinson's Foundation, Parkinson's Disease (PD) is the 2nd most common neurological disease. PD is characterized by tremor, stiffness of the limbs and trunk, slowness of movement and postural abnormalities. Within the general population, 2 in every 1000 people are diagnosed with PD. For the 65+ population, these numbers increase to 2 in every 100 people.
What can Balance and Neurological Therapy do for the Parkinson's Patient?
Balance Diagnostic & Therapy Center specializes in the treatment of patients with neurological disorders on an individual basis with a one-on-one custom program to meet the individual needs of each patient. Our one-hour sessions are focused on gait, balance, strength, coordination as well as fall prevention in order to maximize patient potential. Advancements in recent technology, such as the deep brain stimulator (DBS), have allowed Physical Therapy to enhance a patient's functional status. For those patients with or without the DBS, Physical Therapy is a good approach in regaining a patient's prior level of function. We are conveniently located in Meyerland Plaza off 610 with easy access and free parking to our clinic.
For BPPV Patients
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is the most common cause of dizziness related to the inner ear. Typically, it is triggered suddenly by certain head movements or positions, and results in an abnormal sensation of spinning, nausea or vomiting. The condition results from a mechanical problem within the inner ear/vestibular system. Small crystals of calcium carbonate (otoconia, also known as "ear rocks"), a necessary part of our equilibrium sense, become detached and move freely in the semicircular canals, sending false signals to the brain about spatial movement. While it is most common following a trauma to the head, it can also follow an upper respiratory infection or occur idiopathically with no known cause. For the person with BPPV, episodes of spinning vertigo, dizziness, lightheadedness, imbalance and nausea can be life-altering and disabling. Now there is a solution!
Balance Diagnostic & Therapy Center specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of BPPV. Utilizing the Video ENG to determine the vestibular condition of the inner ear, our team of certified vestibular therapists can quickly and easily perform proven therapy techniques to eliminate symptoms altogether. Many patients are totally symptom-free after 2 to 3 visits. Talk to your doctor and find out what Balance Diagnostic & Therapy Center can do for you.
For Cervical Vertigo Patients
Cerviocogenic dizziness is a diagnosis often given to patients that have experienced a neck injury or pain as well as dizziness and where other causes of the dizziness or vertigo have been ruled out.
Balance Diagnostic & Therapy Center specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of all balance disorders including cervical vertigo. Ruling out the vestibular system should be the first protocol.
Utilizing the Video ENG our team of professionals can quickly determine whether the dizziness experienced by the patient is caused by a vestibular crisis or if further testing is needed.
Our Therapy Team, under the direction of the best Vestibular and Neurological Therapists in the country, develop and administer clinically proven balance and vestibular rehabilitation techniques unique to our company.
For Neuritis & Labyrinthitis Patients
Neuritis and Labyrinthitis are vestibular disorders resulting from an infection that inflames the inner ear and/or nerves connecting the inner ear to the brain. Dizziness, vertigo, imbalance and problems with vision or hearing may result.
Infections of the inner ear are usually viral but can be bacterial. These inner ear infections are not the same as middle ear infections which are a bacterial type common in childhood.
Balance Diagnostic & Therapy Center specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of balance impairment often left behind after a neuritis or labyrinthitis episode. Utilizing the Video ENG to determine the vestibular condition of the inner ear, our team of certified vestibular therapists can quickly develop a customized treatment program to maximize patient success. Talk to your doctor and find out what Balance Diagnostic & Therapy Center can do for you.
or Meniere's Disease Patients
Meniere's Disease is a chronic, incurable vestibular (inner ear) disorder producing a recurring set of symptoms as a result of an abnormal amount of fluid called endolymph collecting in the inner ear. Traditional triggers to an attack include: stress, overwork, fatigue, emotional distress, additional illnesses, pressure changes, certain foods and too much salt in the diet. Symptoms may vary before, during, between and after attacks.
Balance Diagnostic & Therapy Center specializes in vestibular rehabilitation, a therapy known to help patients with the imbalance that often plagues people between and after an attack. Our goal is to help retrain the patient's body and brain to process balance information.
Talk to your doctor and find out what Balance Diagnostic & Therapy Centers can do for you.