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THE BALANCE CLINIC

The Balance Clinic is one of a few local clinics with a specialization in balance and vestibular rehabilitation.  It is staffed by specialty-trained Physical Therapists who perform comprehensive evaluations and develop unique treatment programs to meet individualized needs addressing common balance and vestibular disorders. 

Balance disorders, including dizziness and vertigo are very common and can lead to an increased likelihood of experiencing a fall.  In fact, in Lee County, Florida, the mortality rate in seniors is higher as a result of a fall than as that of a motor vehicle accident.

The consequences of untreated chronic dizziness and balance problems often lead a decreased sense of self-confidence, a decline in functional abilities and a tendency to adopt a sedentary lifestyle which in turn can greatly increase the risk of falls.  Finding the exact cause of a person's balance and/or dizziness problem can be a daunting task and people often report having to consult with several health care providers before finding the help and solutions they need.  Balance retraining and vestibular therapy play a vital role in the recovery of people with dizziness, vertigo and/or balance problems. 

At The Balance Clinic, our goal is to improve self-confidence and self-reliance in mobility skills.  This is achieved through balance retraining, education in fall prevention strategies, and emphasis on maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle. 

Disorders Evaluated and Treated:

  • History of Falls (fall risk assessment and prevention)

  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)

  • Motion sensitivity/Intolerance

  • Other Vestibular Disorders

  • Balance Problems related to:                           
     - Deconditioning and weakness       
     - Peripheral Neuropathy
     - Parkinson's Disease
     - Stroke

The Balance Clinic at Lee Memorial Health System offers 4 convenient locations:

Lee Center for Rehabilitation and Wellness            2070 Carrell Road
Fort Myers, FL  33901                                               239-418-2000

Lee Center for Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation       609 13th Court                                                       Cape Coral, FL  33990                                             239-424-2317   

The Outpatient Center at HealthPark Commons     16281 Bass Road                                                    Suite 200                                                                  Fort Myers, FL  33908                                                239-432-3244

Riverwalk Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation         8350 Riverwalk Park Blvd.                                       Suite 3                                                                      Fort Myers, FL  33919                                               239-432-0500

Scheduling:                                                             239-424-1499                                                           Fax a physician referral to 239-424-1439

Questions??  Call our Balance and Dizziness Hotline at 239-336-6766.  A Physical Therapist will return your call within 2 business days.

Therapists are available for community presentations covering topics related to balance, dizziness, and fall prevention.                                                                                                      

 

For more information contact us at
rehabservices@leememorial.org

 

 

 

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