Balance and Gait Disorders
The Sibley Center for Rehabilitation Medicine has developed a comprehensive program for people with gait, balance and vestibular disorders. People who can benefit include those diagnosed with dizziness and balance disorders; benign paroxysmal vertigo (BPV); ototoxicity; and vestibular migraines. Assessment and treatment include: gait analysis, balance testing; aquatic therapy; audiologic evaluation; vestibular evaluation; fall prevention and education; and an individualized home exercise program. Assessment and treatment is provided by both physical therapists and audiologists.
Continence & Pelvic Floor Disorders
Women of all ages suffer from pelvic floor disorders. Symptoms are varied but the most common is urinary incontinence. Others who could benefit from the program include women who experience: pre and post partum issues; pelvic floor weakness; pelvic organ prolapse; and pelvic floor pain. An individualized program is formulated to meet each woman’s needs. Muscle re-education may be achieved using biofeedback, electrical stimulation and therapeutic exercise. You will be treated by physical therapists that have the knowledge and skill to treat pelvic floor dysfunction and are sensitive to the special needs of their patients.
LSVT® Loud is a speech treatment for Parkinson Disease and neurological conditions. Virtually every person (89%) with Parkinson Disease (PD) will have problems with their speech that start early in the disease process. These problems include: soft voice, mumbled speech, monotone speech and hoarse voice. Research by NIH has documented that LSVT LOUD is highly effective. The research demonstrates improved vocal loudness, improved speech intelligibility and more facial expression. Treatment is provided by speech therapists that are certified in the LSVT program.
LSVT® Big is a research-based exercise approach developed from principles of LSVT Loud. The program is an intensive physical and occupational therapy exercise program for people with Parkinson Disease and other neurological conditions. Research by the National Institute of Health (NIH) has shown the following improvements: faster walking with bigger steps, better balance and increased trunk flexion. Treatment is provided by a physical or occupational therapist that is certified in the LSVT program.