Balance and Vestibular Rehabilitation
For People With Balance, Equilibrium or Dizziness
Problems with dizziness or lack of balance are often dismissed as being unimportant or simply an unavoidable part of growing older. As a result, thousands of people suffer needlessly, finding it difficult to work, run errands, use a car, walk safely, or perform routine daily activities.
Balance problems can cause profound disruptions in your life. In addition to increasing risk of falls, balance disorders can shorten your attention span, disrupt normal sleep patterns, and cause excessive fatigue. It is estimated that as many as 40 percent of adults have dizziness or balance problems severe enough to report to a physician.
In a normal healthy individual there are three sensory systems that send information to the brain about balance: touch or position, vision and the inner ear.
Because of the complexity of balance control, not all balance problems are the same. If you have a balance disorder, you may have a problem in any one of these three sensory systems or a combination of them. Balance disorders can be treated with the correct evaluation by specially trained therapists.
About Vestibular Rehabilitation at Torrance Memorial
Torrance Memorial has specialized therapists that have been specifically trained to assess and treat balance disorders, whether loss of balance is due to symptoms such as dizziness, vertigo, blurred vision, lightheartedness, unsteadiness during walking or a history of frequent falls. Additionally, the Balance Center offers technically advanced testing equipment.
For additional information about Balance and Vestibular Rehab program, call 517-4735.
Fall Prevention and Balance Improvement Program
In our extensive Fall Prevention and Balance Improvement program, we treat patients who are experiencing frequent falls and balance dysfunction through balance retraining. Emphasis is on safety with mobility.
Participants will be introduced to several different disciplines that can assist them in long-term improvement of balance skills including:
- Exercise for coordination and balance
- Stress reduction
- Principles of T’ai Chi
- Foot and posture exercises
- Home safety suggestions
Classes are ongoing. Call for current schedule and cost, 310-517-4711.