Southern Maine Medical Center offers evaluation, training, and education for those with balance or vestibular challenges. A good sense of balance stems from a complex integration of separate body systems: sensation, inner ear, musculoskeletal, and vision functions. When a person exhibits an impairment in one or all of these systems, it may affect their balance.
Have you ever experienced:
If so, you may benefit from our services. The goals of our program are to:
At SMMC, your physical therapist and occupational therapist conduct a comprehensive assessment to determine what may be causing balance or vestibular impairments. Treatment is highly individualized based on the patient's specific needs and goals.
Treatment for balance and vestibular conditions may include:
A physicians referral is required for treatment. For more information, please call our Outpatient Rehabilitation Department in Kennebunk: (207) 467-6999, or in Biddeford: 602-7034.
More information on vestibular dysfunction is available at: www.vestibular.org.