Balance and Vestibular Center



Balance and Vestibular Rehabilitation: Bertec Balance Advantageâ„¢  System


Supporting Balance and Vestibular Rehabilitation

The Marianjoy Balance and Vestibular Rehabilitation Center is a specialized therapy program desiged to promote habituation, adaptation, and compensation for a wide variety of balance and vestibular disorders. The goal of the program is to improve balance, decrease dizziness, and minimize falls by restoring normal vestibular function and postural control.

Typically, the program is targeted for patients with vestibular or balance disorders causing any of the following symptoms:

  • Vertigo/dizziness
  • Frequent falls
  • Disequilibrium/unsteadiness
  • Gait difficulty
  • Restrictions of daily activities
  • Visual Motion Sensitivity

There are many causes or reasons why a patient may need a vestibular and balance evaluation. Some of these reasons may include:

  • Vestibular neuritis
  • Labyrinthitis-inner-ear infection
  • Benign Paroxsymal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
  • Acute vertigo caused by head trauma or whiplash
  • Chronic vertigo caused by chemical or drug toxicity
  • Acoustic neuromas
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Age-related multisensory deficits
  • Brain injury
  • Vascular insufficiencies

Balance and Vestibular Services

The Marianjoy Balance and Vestibular Rehabilitation program services include:

  • A comprehensive evaluation in vestibular, proprioceptive, and visual systems through computerized testing
  • Analysis of functional abilities
  • Ambulation with head movement, turns and speed changes
  • Neuromuscular integrity
  • Muscle strength
  • Static/dynamic balance when sitting and standing
  • A personalized exercise protocol focusing on restoring muscle strength;
  • Enhancement of eye-head coordination to maintain stable gaze
  • Improvement of postural control
  • Gait stability

A typical patient will receive 2-3 outpatient therapy sessions per week for approximately 4-6 weeks.


What is MARTI?

The new Marianjoy Assistive Rehabilitation Technology Institute (MARTI) supports the art and science of rehabilitation medicine by offering technology-based solutions to the problems of daily living encountered by individuals with disabilities.

MARTI consists of seven distinct centers that apply advanced technologies to maximize functional independence, as well as expanding educational, vocational, recreational, and communicative opportunities.

Available Tools:

The following technology and tools are available within the Balance and Vestibular Center:

Make an Appointment

If you would like to make an appointment to visit the Marianjoy Assistive Rehabilitation Technology Institute, please call (630) 909-7150.

To make an appointment with a Marianjoy Medical Group Physician, please call 630-909-7000.