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Balance and Vestibular Rehabilitation Program

The Marianjoy Balance and Vestibular Rehabilitation Program is a specialized therapy program to treat a wide variety of balance and vestibular disorders. The goal of the program is to improve balance, decrease dizziness, and minimize falls by improving vestibular function and postural control. The program is designed for patients with vestibular or balance disorders causing any of the following symptoms:

  • Vertigo/dizziness
  • Frequent falls
  • Disequilibrium/unsteadiness
  • Gait difficulty
  • Restrictions of daily activities

There are many causes or reasons why a patient may need a vestibular and balance evaluation, including:

  • Labyrinthitis or vestibular neuritis—inner ear infection
  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
  • Acute vertigo caused by head trauma or whiplash
  • Chronic vertigo caused by chemical or drug toxicity
  • Acoustic neuromas
  • Meniere’s Disease
  • Age-related multisensory deficits
  • Stroke, brain injury, or vascular insufficiencies

Services

Marianjoy’s Balance and Vestibular Rehabilitation program services include any of the following:

  • A comprehensive evaluation of the vestibular, proprioceptive, and visual system
  • Analysis of functional abilities
  • Assessment of neuromuscular integrity, muscle strength, and gait stability
  • Evaluation of static/dynamic balance
  • A personalized home exercise program
  • Evaluation of eye-head coordination to maintain stable gaze

For more information

To schedule an appointment, please call Marianjoy's Outpatient Therapy Services at 630-909-7150. Services are available at Marianjoy's Wheaton and Oakbrook Terrace locations.

For more informaiton, please contact Anne Swanstrom-McCoy at
ASwanstrom-McCoy@marianjoy.org.