Balance/Vestibular Physical Therapy

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Biodex Balance/Vestibular Program

SpineScottsdale Physical Therapy  is the only clinic in the community to have the Biodex Balance system. This machine, the most recognized balance machine in the physical therapy profession,  is utilized to administer the the Biodex Fall Risk  Screening & Conditioning Program. 

goals of the Biodex Fall Risk screening & Conditioning Program

The  program is a simple combination of risk-factor screening including  analytical balance testing in conjunction with universally accepted  normative data and medical protocols. If a patient is found to be at  risk of falling, there is an array of interventions and exercises that  can help restore balance and reduce the risk.  Biodex supports intervention  with patient education and exercise plans.

 According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), falls are a public  health problem that is fully preventable. Every year, millions of people  over the age of 65 suffer from falls and those falls can cause moderate  to severe injuries.  Many injuries include fractures and head trauma,  which can lead to death. 

 Do you have poor balance? Do you feel unsteady during household and community ambulation? Do you have difficulty independently transferring from sit to stand? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then contact SpineScottsdale Physical Therapy at 480-584-3334 to make an appointment for our Biodex Fall Risk Screening & Conditioning Program.

Learn More

Visit the Biodex website for more information about the fall risk screening and conditioning program.

References

1. "Falls Among Older Adults: An Overview." CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. N.p., 22 Sept. 2014. Web. 15 Mar. 2015.

  1. Baldwin, Grant, PhD, MPH. "About CDC's STEADI (Stopping Elderly  Accidents, Deaths, & Injuries) Tool Kit." CDC Centers for Disease  Control and Prevention. N.p.< 11 Dec. 2012. Web. 15 Mar. 2015.
  2. Campbell, John A., MD, and Clare M. Robertson, PhD. Otago Exercise  Programme to Prevent Falls in Older Adults. N.p.: n.p., 2003. Web. 15  Mar. 2015.