Workshop to address dizziness and balance disorders

Please join us for a free presentation on Balance Disorders at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sep. 22 at TherapyWorks, 1311 Wakarusa Drive.

Dr. Lee Reussner of Lawrence Otolaryngology and Sarah White Hamilton, DPT of TherapyWorks will discuss the variety of symptoms, causes and treatment options.

Balance problems make it difficult for people to maintain stable and upright positions when standing, walking, and even sitting. Older people are at a higher risk of having balance problems; 75 percent of Americans older than 70 are diagnosed as having "abnormal" balance.

A person with balance problems may experience tripping, swaying, stumbling, dizziness, vertigo, and falling. Although a person’s "static" balance may be fine when standing still or only performing a single task at a time, “dynamic” balance problems may become apparent when the person is moving about or trying to do more than one thing at a time (such as walking, while turning the head to talk to another person), or when there is not much light (at night, or in a darkened room). If someone’s dynamic balance is abnormal, it can cause a fall and possible injury.”*

Physical therapy, working in coordination with your other medical providers instructions, can help with dizziness symptoms through vestibular treatment; ocular re-training; and exercises to increase balance, strength, mobility, flexibility and posture.

*http://www.moveforwardpt.com/SymptomsConditionsDetail.aspx?cid=1bb9c784-a874-43b1-976f-d0de03c19f99#.VeRkkvlViko

Call 749-1300 for more information.

Tagged: vertigo, dizzy, ENT, physical therapy

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