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Hearing & Balance Center

Balance Program for Fall Prevention

At Risk of Falling

The risk of falls increases with age and illness. The Balance Program at Nazareth Hospital’s Outpatient Center for Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation and Balance combines innovative computer-based assessment and retraining technology with comprehensive patient education and therapeutic exercises to increase strength, stamina and mobility. The goal is to reduce the risk of falling so you can walk without fear. Take our fear of falling quiz.

People at risk for falls may experience poor coordination; unsteadiness or difficulty walking; frequent falls; dizziness; leg weakness or difficulty performing everyday activities such as dressing and negotiating stairs. Conditions that can affect fall risk include:
• neck pain
• limited neck movements
• ear infections
• head trauma/post concussion
• neurologic disorders such as Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Parkinson’s Disease, stroke and cerebellar dysfunctions

The Balance Program also helps patients with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), ototoxicity (over-exposure to antibiotics), musculoskeletal impairments that generally accompany aging, and chronic medical conditions that can impact mobility.

Learn How the Balance Program Can Help You.

The Balance Program is located at Nazareth Hospital Outpatient Center for Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation and Balance at 8113 Roosevelt Boulevard (Holme Avenue and the Boulevard). 

For more information, call 215.335.3954.

 

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