We participate in patient’s balance and dizziness concerns very closely. Often, a patient may come in for a check of their hearing devices, which may include cleaning them, adjusting, updating, and this also includes conversations of balance or dizziness. With these regular quarterly visits, we emphasize a close relationship with each and every patient. It’s our role to help in any way we can, and strive to ensure that balance issues do not have a negative effect on one’s mobility and life activities that are important to them. This may include driving to an appointment, to church, a friend’s house, to a party, sporting activities, restaurant, etc. Patients may not even be aware of or cognizant of their dizziness, as they have experienced it for so many years of their life. In this, they adapt by reducing mobility and going places. In other words, they change their life to accommodate for less concerns of falling.
We are interested and concerned when balance affects a person’s quality of life. We assess the balance system with extensive detail. The results can yield very important information for the patient’s family physician to best treat the dizziness and imbalance. Physical therapy has offered profound assistance in reducing these dizziness concerns.
People and their quality of life is important!