Balance and Fall Prevention

Are you experiencing balance and dizziness problems?

PRO-PT is here to help.

The Balance & Fall Prevention program at PRO-PT Physical Therapy is unique from others. We utilize the latest technology, providing computerized dynamic posturography and video oculography to pinpoint the deficits to be treated, improving outcomes over a shorter period of time.

  • Computerized Dynamic Posturography (CDP) – Objectively measures your balance abilities and allows your physical therapist to design a specific treatment plan that will help you regain stability, strength and confidence.
  • Vestibular Autorotational Testing
  • Video-Oculography
  • Assistive device assessments – wheelchairs, canes, walkers, etc.
  • Work with highly trained orthotists for state-of-the-art orthotics, orthoses, and shoe wear
  • Individualized treatment focused on your balance deficits and needs

Customized vestibular rehabilitation treatment programs based on a computerized dynamic posturography, result in significantly improved outcomes in patients with peripheral vestibular disorders.

You and your family will feel much more at ease when you increase your confidence and independence by improving your balance and stability with PRO-PT’s Balance & Fall Prevention programs. Our highly trained physical therapists will setup a program tailored specifically for your needs.

Our program is indicated for the following diagnosis:

  • Vestibular Disorders
  • Vertigo
  • Neurological Conditions
  • Stroke
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Ataxia

How do you know if you are at risk for falls?

  • Do you take medication for two or more of the following diseases: Heart Disease, Hypertension, Arthritis, Anxiety or Depression?
  • Do you have dizziness with changes in position of the head or body (for example, turning over in bed)?
  • Have you fallen in the past year?
  • Do you feel as if you need to hold onto someone when walking on uneven surfaces or crowded or dark areas?
  • Do you use a walker or wheelchair or try to hold onto furniture while you walk through your house?
  • Do you have trouble getting out of a chair
  • Do you feel wobbly or unsteady when you stand or walk?

If you answered yes to two or more of these questions, you may be a candidate for balance or vestibular rehabilitation. Please consult with your physical therapist or physician.

Tips to protect yourself from a fall

  • Remove throw rugs to prevent tripping.
  • Pick up or tape over electrical cords or wires that lay across walkways.
  • Use grab bars to help you get into and out of the shower or tub.
  • Place non-skid mats on the floor of the shower or tub.
  • Place night lights along paths that are used when you get up in the middle of the night, especially along the path to the bathroom.
  • Place a lamp next to your bed for easy access.
  • When getting out of bed, take your time and sit at the edge of the bed to avoid getting light-headed.
  • Exercise regularly and if you are not comfortable with exercise, ask your physical therapist or physician about a fall prevention program.