What We Do

The Balance Center of Las Vegas is a full service outpatient physical therapy and occupational therapy clinic that provides specialized physical therapy treatment to patients who experience problems with balance, dizziness and vertigo. We use a standardized patient intake process that consists of diagnostic testing, physical therapy, and the measuring, monitoring, and documenting of outcomes.

Therapy is considered a conservative treatment method addressing the treatment, healing, and prevention of injuries and disabilities. Therapists focus primarily, but not solely, on relieving pain, promoting healing, restoring function and movement, and facilitation and adaption associated with injury. Therapy also focuses on education, ergonomics or body mechanic training, and fitness and wellness.

Our full service physical and orthopedic therapy clinic provides services for:

  • Ataxia
  • Disequilibrium
  • Fall Prevention
  • Dizziness/Vertigo
  • Work Related Injury Rehab
  • Pre & Post Operative Rehab
  • Spinal/Back Care Education & Rehab
  • Muscle Functionality
  • Outpatient Orthopedic Rehab
  • Orthotic Screening
  • Manual Therapy
  • Posture & Body Mechanics Education
  • TMJ Disorders
  • BPPV (Canal & Cupulothiasis)
  • Stabilization of Meniere’s Disease

Testing and Treatment

Our goal is to  find the source of your problem and successfully treat your particular  deficits.  The dizziness and loss of balance you may be experiencing are among the most difficult symptoms to understand and accurately assess.

We use state of the art technology  to properly determine a patient’s vestibular issues, including:

Computerized Dynamic Posturography (CDP)

The four key systems which contribute to a person’s balance are visual, musculoskeletal, vestibular, and central nervous (brain). The Posturography test allows the therapist to assess each of these four systems independently and identify which system, or combination of systems, is causing the patient’s imbalance.

Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potential (VEMP)

VEMP testing can help to identify the specific site of injury to the inner ear .

Oculography

This diagnostic tool is capable of directly observing and recording eye movements with the use of infrared video cameras.    The cameras are mounted in a pair of goggles that are worn by the patient during testing.

Information concerning a patient’s ability to coordinate eye and head movement and maintain a stable image when moving through space  can be provided by oculograophy testing.

Dynamic Visual Acuity Testing (DVAT)

The DVA test assesses impairments in a patient’s ability to perceive objects accurately while actively moving the head.  In normal individuals, losses in visual acuity are minimized during head movements by the vestibular ocular reflex (VOR) system that maintains the direction of gaze on an external target by driving the eyes in the opposite direction of the head movement.  When the VOR system is impaired, visual acuity degrades during head movements.

VORTEQ

The VORTEQ high frequency vestibular-ocular reflex test system provides information about this reflex in subjects who present with dizziness.

During testing, a standard configuration of electrodes and an amplifier records eye movement while, simultaneously, an accelerometer records head velocity.  The patients shakes his head in a “yes” or “no” direction.  Software algorithms automatically analyze eye and head velocities over the test period to determine VOR phase, gain and symmetry.

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