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Dizziness and Disequilibrium

 

Vestibular ServicesBanner Good Samaritan Rehabilitation Institute
1012 E. Willetta
Phoenix, AZ 85006
(602) 839-2317

Our Vestibular and Balance Clinic at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center has been treating patients with balance disorders for more than 20 years.

Most often, dizziness or imbalance results from an inner ear disorder, or one of the vestibular system.

These symptoms can interfere with your ability to enjoy life or lead to serious injury. Once a person has fallen, they have an even greater fear of falling again. So they stop being as active and lose strength, flexibility, and mobility, making another fall or injury more likely.

Do you suffer from these symptoms?

  • Dizziness
  • Unsteadiness
  • Tendency to fall
  • Fearing that you will fall
  • Nausea
  • Trouble maintaining your balance
  • Drifting to one side when you walk
  • Feel like you are on a "rocking boat"

To help determine the cause of a dizziness or balance problem, you should have a comprehensive medical evaluation. This evaluation may include a referral to a neuro-otologist, neurologist, audiologist, and/or an otolaryngologist (ear, nose, throat).

What's Involved in the Comprehensive Evaluation?
Banner Good Samaritan professionals can provide a comprehensive evaluation of dizziness, imbalance and vertigo. Our diagnoses are evidence-based from the test results, and our treatment plans are driven by the outcome of your result

A certified vestibular therapist can offer assessment of head and eye coordination, strength, walking, balance skills and movement tolerance to identify other problems affecting your balance.

Treatment for Dizziness and Balance Problems
Some diagnoses require medical or surgical treatment, but many conditions improve with specialized vestibular or balance therapy.

Balance and Vestibular Services

  • Vestibular/Balance Assessment
  • Rehabilitative Balance Therapy
  • Comprehensive Physical/Occupational Therapy
  • Evaluation and Treatment
  • Fall Prevention Education

Is a Physician's Referral Needed to Receive Testing and/or Therapy?
Because dizziness can be caused by many things, it is vital that you receive a medical evaluation before you begin a therapy program. You may be referred by your family physician or a specialist.

For more information, please call the Banner Good Samaritan Rehabilitation Institute's Vestibular Rehabilitation office at (602) 839-2317. Please have your physician’s office complete our outpatient referral form to refer you to our program

Vestibular Rehabilitation is available at these other Banner Health facilities:

Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center
1111 E. McDowell Road
Phoenix, AZ 85006
(602) 839-2000
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