Balance & Vestibular Rehab

Helping Patients Keep Their Feet on the Ground

The Balance Program at Allied Services treats patients with diagnoses that are related to vestibular and neurological disorders. Your eyes, nervous system, and inner ears all contribute to your sense of balance. However, if any one of these complex systems isn’t sending the proper signals to your brain, or your brain sending the right signals back, you may experience dizziness or become unstable. The good news is that many balance deficits can be improved with balance rehabilitation.

At Allied Services Integrated Health System and Heinz Rehab’s Balance Programs, specially trained therapists help patients improve balance, decrease dizziness, minimize falls and reduce their need for medication and improve activity levels. Using the latest advancements in technology coupled with knowledge and help from experts trained in vestibular rehabilitation, our team will develop a program specifically tailored to your needs.

Patients in the balance program receive physical or occupational therapy in one hour sessions, usually one to four times per week for several weeks, depending upon the severity of their condition.

Conditions treated include:

  • Balance dysfunction
  • Gait dysfunction
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neuropathy
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Stroke/cerebrovascular accident
  • Traumatic brain injury

Inner ear dysfunctions such as:

  • Acoustic neuroma
  • Benign positional vertigo (BPV)
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Ototoxicity
  • Vestibular Neuritis

Technologies involved:

  • The Neurocom Equitest
  • The Balance Master

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Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy

Vestibular rehabilitation is an exercise-based program designed to promote central nervous system compensation for inner ear deficits and concussion. Vestibular rehab can help with a variety of vestibular problems, including Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) and the unilateral or bilateral vestibular hypofunction (reduced inner ear function on one or both sides) associated with Meniere’s disease, labyrinthitis, vestibular neuritis, dizziness, and balance loss.

Even individuals with long-term unresolved inner ear disorders who have undergone a period of medical management with little or no success may benefit. VRT can also help people with an acute or abrupt loss of vestibular function following surgery for vestibular problems.

Fall Prevention

Allied Services therapists help patients prevent falls with therapies designed to improve strength, flexibility, and balance, as well as necessary education and assistive devices. Patients leave Allied Services with individualized exercise regimens designed to improve balance and with renewed self-reliance and a feeling of independence.

Patient & Family Education

Family involvement is a key component of our program. We educate both the patient and his or her family or caregiver on any potential safety concerns. We also provide training and support to ensure that the patient’s treatment is able to continue at home and in other settings.

Referrals & Insurance

Patients need a prescription from their doctor in order to enroll in the balance program at Allied Services Rehab and Heinz Rehab. Insurance coverage for this program is provided by most health insurance policies.

For specific questions on how to obtain a referral or health insurance coverage, please call 570-826-3900 (Wilkes-Barre and the surrounding areas) or 570-348-1360 (Scranton and the surrounding areas).

Start the referral process by contacting our admissions office. We typically start the admissions process within 24 hours. We offer this service free of charge and often serve as the referring facility’s primary educator and resource for family services.

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