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Dizziness - Loss of Balance - Patient Information

Dizziness - Loss of Balance - Patient Information

Dizziness - Loss of Balance - Patient Information

 

 

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 Washington Square Rehabilitation Services
1144 Washington Square
Evansville, IN  47711
Tele:  (812) 485-5200
Fax:  (812) 485-5220
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  • Do you experience dizziness or loss of balance while performing routine activities?
    • Do grocery store or department store isles or narrow passageways seem to move and confuse you while shopping?
    • Have you noticed changes in your eye movement while moving about?
  • Our experienced Washington Square Rehab professionals can provide you relief.
  • Treatments are based on a comprehensive assessment addressing vision, balance, spatial relations, proprioception, vestibular system integration and identifying the individual's impairment type(s).
  • Special tests (Motion Sensitivity Test, and Dix-Hallpike Test) and exercises to fine tune vestibular reflexes may be initiated to identify the patient's type(s) of impairment.
  • Additional specialized treatment resources (Electronystagmography -ENG- and Balance Master) may be used when your needs indicate.
  • Treatments focus on preventing/decreasing visual dependency, monitoring dizziness, training in compensation skills, and an individualized home exercise program.
  • Treatment outcomes include learning techniques to reduce falls, reducing incidence of dizziness, improving balance, improving posture and improving an individual's safety when walking.
  • Individuals referred for vestibular rehabilitation are requested to
    • HOLD medication(s) for balance problems on day of your evaluation
    • Wear tennis shoes or shoes with good foot support
    • Plan to have another individual available to drive you home
    • Expect that you may experience some motion/movement sickness during the evaluation and follow-up treatments. 

Contact St. Mary's Call Center (812-485-4925, option 1 to schedule your first treatment.

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