physical therapy

Balance and Mobility Center

Evaluating & rehabilitating patients with dizziness & balance disorders

The Balance & Mobility Center's staff of licensed and certified audiologists and physical therapists is specially trained in balance and vestibular disorders. They work closely together along with your physician to provide the most comprehensive testing and treatment available to address your symptoms and achieve therapy goals.

Our program features state-of-the-art equipment that can assess the function of your hearing, balance and vestibular (inner ear) system.

If you are concerned about your balance or walking, or are experiencing dizziness and/or spinning sensations (vertigo), take our quick balance self-test and then talk to your doctor about a referral to our balance center. A physician's referral is required for services.

How to tell if you have a vestibular disorder

Have you experienced…

  • A spinning sensation when bending over or rolling in bed?
  • An unsteadiness or dizziness when walking down grocery aisles?
  • An imbalance or light-headedness during strenuous activity?
  • Coordination problems in dark environments?

Vestibular disorders can cause several symptoms:

  • Dizziness
  • Off-balance
  • Light-headedness
  • Nausea
  • Sound and/or light sensitivity
  • Hearing and/or other ear problems
  • Frequent falls
  • Visual disturbances/double vision
  • Motion sickness
  • Thinking and/or memory problems
  • Neck pain and/or headaches

Additional resources:

Balance disorder

Loss of balance and mobility are not part of growing older!

You may be at risk of falling if you experience:

  • Symptoms of dizziness or unsteadiness
  • Loss of strength or feeling in the legs or feet
  • Recent period of bed rest or inactivity
  • Loss of confidence in your ability to get around
  • Taking one or more medications

Falls are typically not one risk factor, but can be a combination of several. Combined with environmental risk factors (uneven surfaces, obstacles and lighting), you may be at risk for falls.

Call your doctor to see if this program is right for you.


Additional resources:

To make an appointment:
Call:(503) 261-6962
Fax: (503) 261-6673
Or fill out our online form here.