Balance & Dizziness Center
Keeping your balance is a complex process. Your brain, eyes, inner ear and the leg muscles and joints all gather information about your surroundings and your position so that you can respond appropriately.
If one of these systems is not working well, your balance can be affected.
Why Is Balance Important?
Balance is vital to your normal everyday activities, such as getting up from a chair, walking across a room, or bending over to pick up a piece of paper. You might be lying still but feel as though the room is spinning. You might stand up and feel so dizzy that you sit down quickly -- or even fall.
Balance problems can disrupt your daily life, making it difficult to complete even simple tasks. They can reduce your independence, your leisure activities and your opportunity to work.
Why the OSF Balance & Dizziness Center Is Unique
The OSF Saint Anthony Balance and Dizziness Center team includes an ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) physician, a neurologist, audiologists, physical therapists and other healthcare professionals.
The team works together to determine what is causing your symptoms and what the appropriate treatment is for your specific needs.
State-of-the-Art Diagnostic/Treatment Services
Our services include testing for problems in the inner ear, evaluation for physical therapy and treatment to improve balance.
The OSF Balance and Dizziness Center also incorporates the NeuroCom Balance Manager System to evaluate and track progress.
Community-Based After Care
The OSF Saint Anthony Balance and Dizziness Center also participates in the FallProof™ Program, a fee-based program designed to improve safety and independence.
This program helps many people move from formal therapy to after-care.
How Do I Get Help?
Ask your doctor if a referral to the OSF Saint Anthony Balance and Dizziness Center is right for you.
Working together with you and your doctor, our team offers testing, evaluation, and treatment planning to help you gain more independence, confidence and movement.
Most insurance is accepted for care delivered by our audiologists and physical therapists. Check with your insurance provider to determine coverage.
Call 815-484-7042 for more information.