RU Dizzy Balance Clinic: Physical Therapy

Our Herdman Certified Vestibular Therapists and Audiologist will examine the three major components used to maintain balance:

  • Sensory system which includes your sense of touch and/or position, your vision, and your inner ear motion sensors.
  • Brain’s ability process this information.
  • Muscles and joints for coordinating the movements required to maintain balance.

You will take part in comprehensive testing which can include up to four parts:

  • Basic Physical Therapy Evaluation: Including bedside visual examination, neurological examination, strength testing, equilibrium position testing, gait assessment, and motion and visual sensitivity assessment.
  • Computerized Dynamic Posturography (CDP): Computerized Dynamic Posturography (CDP) is a unique assessment technique used to objectively quantify and differentiate among the wide variety of possible sensory, motor, and central adaptive impairments to balance control.
  • Videonystagmography (VNG): Videonystagmography (VNG) is the most commonly used method of testing vestibular function. This technology utilizes infrared video cameras to record the movement of the eyes. This in turn provides information concerning the function of the balance mechanism. VNG incorporates a variety of tests that assist the examiner in determining if the balance disorders are peripheral or central in nature.
  • Hearing Test:
    • Complete Audio
      • Air thresholds
      • Bone thresholds
      • Speech reception thresholds
      • Word recognition/discrimination scores
      • Stenger pure tone test
    • Tympanometry
      • Tympanograms
      • Acoustic reflexes
      • Reflex decay
    • Conditional Play Audiometry
    • Visual Reinforcement Audiometry
    • Select Picture Audiometry
    • Otoacoustic Emissions, Limited

After comprehensive testing, your team of therapists will set up goals based on your individualized test results. Your therapist will discuss frequency and duration of therapy needed to reach those goals.

For an appointment or if you would like to discuss your specific concerns with one of our specialized therapists, call our Millard location at (402) 763-1888.