Balance / Vestibular

Balance and walking issues can result from orthopedic conditions, neurological disorders, or a number of injuries that involve the joints, muscles, and nerves.

El Dorado Physical Therapy Therapist’s take a whole-body approach to consider whether issues with the spine, hip, knee or feet contribute to imbalances, and they provide intensive one-on-one care to help you achieve the greatest independence possible.

  • Skilled Professional Safely Training All Aspects of Balance & Mobility Deficits
  • Complete Fall Prevention Safety Equipment Allows You to Train Without Fear of Falling.
  • Specialized Computer Testing helps identify Vestibular, Balance, Visual and Strength Deficits contributing to your Fall Risk.
  • Computerized Dynamic Posturography (CDP) Available at V5 Movement & Cognition Lab

We understand the complexity of vestibular disorders and believe proper education and training are essential to achieving consistent outcomes for our clients. Patients are evaluated by Physical Therapists that are specially trained and certified in treating vestibular disorders. A rehabilitation program is designed to address balance, dizziness and overall fitness of the patient. Patient education is also stressed to facilitate an understanding of what we are trying to accomplish with their individualized rehabilitation program.

Goals of Physical Therapy:

  • Decrease frequency, intensity, duration of dizziness and vertigo
  • Improve balance and spatial orientation
  • Improve Gait
  • Decrease fall risk
  • Increase function and independence in daily life
  • Normalize movement patterns
  • Decrease related symptoms (headaches, muscle stiffness, pain)
  • Increase postural stability


  • Habituation exercises
  • Maneuvers for positional vertigo
  • Balance retraining
  • Safety training
  • Strengthening and flexibility programs
  • Vestibulo-ocular exercises
  • Gait Training

Balance Self-Test

To determine if you may be headed for a fall, take the Balance Self-Test below. If you answer yes to one of more or more of the questions, you could be at risk. The best way to determine if you have a problem is to talk with your physician who might recommend that you get a balance screening test from a qualified clinician.