Welcome! We know you have a choice of providers and we would love the chance to help you.
What can 360 Balance & Dizziness do to help me?
We are a group of healthcare professionals in the areas of physical therapy, audiology, and nursing. Our audiologist and nurse can perform diagnostic testing. Our team of Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants will work together with you to formulate an optimal treatment plan to improve your balance and decrease your dizziness.
Treatment plans consist of tailored exercises to strengthen your balance and better integrate all your systems of balance. We focus on dizziness from the inner ear. The inner ear not only helps with balance but also helps to gauge head movement, acceleration, deceleration, and other motions.
Everyone experiences dizziness and imbalance in different ways. The following is only a partial list of symptoms that we can help treat:
- Spinning sensations
- Rocking sensations
- Imbalance or balance issues
- General dizziness
- Movement-related dizziness
- Visually induced dizziness (motion sensitivity)
- Positional dizziness
- Head trauma or concussions
- Nausea due to dizziness
- Anxiety due to imbalance
- Falls or near-falls
We take a patient-centered approach, and we recognize that you are more than your diagnosis. The most important parts of formulating a treatment plan is your symptoms, how you are experiencing your dizziness or imbalance, and your goals. The following is a partial list of diagnoses that we can help treat:
- Benign Paroxismal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) – Positional Vertigo
- Vestibular Migraines
- Endolymphatic Hydrops
- Meniere’s Disease
- Post-Concussion Dizziness
- Mal de Debarquement Syndrome (MdDS)
- Vestibular Neuritis or Labyrinthitis (inner ear infection)
- Neurological Disorders
- Persistent Postural-Perceived Dizziness (3PD)
- Cervicogenic dizziness
- Parkinson’s Disease
What to expect when you come to 360 Balance and Dizziness
The first time you come to 360 Balance and Dizziness, you will either be seeing a Physical Therapist for a vestibular evaluation, our Audiologist for diagnostic testing, or both. We know that seeing a new healthcare professional can be nerve wracking, so here’s how to prepare and what to expect.
Please note that you may experience dizziness during your physical therapy evaluation or diagnostic testing, but any dizziness that occurs will happen in a controlled manner and shouldn’t be worse or last longer than dizziness you experience normally. If you are especially dizzy or feel like you may need a support system, feel free to bring someone with you.
Physical Therapist Vestibular Evaluation
What to expect: Evaluations are 1 hour in duration, and each follow up visit is 45 minutes. Each session starts with a conversation with your physical therapist during which you will have the opportunity to go over your medical history and your current symptoms and concerns. Your physical therapist will then run a series of noninvasive testing including having you stand in different stances to challenge your systems of balance, watching your eyes to see how they work together, testing the strength in your legs, seeing how you walk, and a few other measures.
How to Prepare: Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to fill out your new patient forms without eating into your evaluation time. Wear comfortable, everyday clothing. It’s best if you don’t wear a dress, but don’t feel like you have to wear your gym clothes. If you suspect that you have vertigo, try not to take anti-dizziness medication before coming to clinic, but feel free to bring it along if you need it afterwards. If you have specific questions or concerns, consider writing them down before coming to clinic so you don’t have to remember what to talk to your therapist about.
Audiology Diagnostic Testing
What to expect: depending on what testing you require, the test may take between 45 minutes and 75 minutes. Testing may include having you wear a specialized set of goggles that will track your eye movements, it’s ok to blink while you’re wearing the goggles but make sure to keep your eyes open as much as possible! The audiologist will direct you through each step of the test, let her know if you have any movement restrictions or mobility issues.
How to prepare: Please stop taking anti-nausea, anti-dizziness, and anti-anxiety medicines at least 48 hours before your test. These medications can suppress your vestibular system and make the tests inconclusive. If you struggle with earwax, we can remove it for you, or if you have it removed before coming for your appointment. Wear comfortable, everyday clothing.
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Our team is dedicated to compassionate partnering with our patients. Our focus on empowering self-management, better care outcomes and improved satisfaction makes us the right choice for your needs.