Balance Disorders Services
Living with a balance disorder can make getting older seem daunting. At Henry Ford, we know you want to stay healthy and keep your risk of falling low. That’s why we provide a complete range of services to help seniors maintain their balance.
Balance function testing
Many people feel dizzy sometimes, especially as they age. Unfortunately, frequent dizziness can make it difficult to keep your balance and lead to dangerous falls.
If you frequently feel dizzy, you may be a candidate for balance function testing. Our team of experts will do a complete balance screening to monitor your balance and check for balance disorders or other problems. Then they’ll work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan to address your balance needs.
Learn more about what to expect at your balance screening.
In order to provide a comprehensive treatment plan, Henry Ford offers an expert team of audiologists, otolaryngologists, neurologists and physical therapists. Together they will work with you to manage you balance disorder and help you prevent falls in your daily life.
If your balance testing shows signs of a balance disorder, there are several treatment options available, including:
- Certain medicines
- Education and support to help you prevent future falls
- Surgical interventions
- Vestibular therapy, involving special exercises to improve balance
Depending on your test results and your individual needs, we’ll create a personalized treatment plan for you.
The Falls Prevention Clinic
The Henry Ford Falls Prevention Clinic is made up of a team of experts who can help prevent falls. We offer advanced balance assessment, fall prevention resources and training to help you avoid accidents. Whether you have a balance disorder or simply worry about getting older, the Falls Prevention Clinic can help you every step of the way.