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