Commonly asked

Balance FAQs

What is Balance disorder?

A balance disorder is a disturbance that causes an individual to feel unsteady when standing or walking. It may be accompanied by feelings of giddiness, or wooziness, or having a sensation of movement, spinning, or floating.

What is Vestibular rehabilitation?

Vestibular Rehab is a specialized type of physical therapy designed to reduce vertigo and dizziness and improve balance and gaze stability.

What is Neurological rehabilitation?

Neurological Rehab is a type of therapy designed to treat people with diseases, trauma or disorders of the nervous system such as stroke, concussion, Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, peripheral neuropathy, etc.

What is Meclizine? Or Antivert?

Meclizine and Antivert are vestibular suppressants often prescribed to decrease symptoms of vertigo and dizziness. While they can be very effective in the short term for disorders such as vestibular neuritis, it is generally not advised to take these medications for more than 7 days. They can cause drowsiness and therefore lead to more imbalance and risk of falling. IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THAT YOU REFRAIN FROM TAKING THESE MEDICATIONS 24 HOURS PRIOR TO YOUR FIRST EVALUATION WITH US. The effect it has on the central nervous system can sometimes skew the results of your testing. If you are unsure if you should stop taking these medications, please consult with the prescribing physician.

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