Dizziness Evaluation and Rehabilitation
Balance dysfunction can be debilitating and can lead to catastrophic outcomes such as falls. The inner ear vestibular system is an important contributor to balance control.
Dizziness is a common clinical problem, affecting at least a third of the population in one form or another at some point during their lives. In adults aged 40 years and older, 35.45% suffer from dizziness or postural instability (1). 85% of patients with complaints of dizziness have a vestibular (inner ear) abnormality (2).
Among our upcoming developments is the opening of the Dizzy Clinic located at the PMS Building in Ahmadi Hospital. We aim at diagnosing and treating patients referred for dizziness and balance disorders. We utilize state-of-the-art diagnostic balance labs to more accurately diagnose our patients, which enables us to use this data for effective treatment protocols in our rehabilitation programs.
(1) Agrawal et al (2009). In Clinical Preview - Dizziness. Retrieved from http://www.medlink.com/medlinkcontent.asp?page=cip&uid=MLT000O5))
(2) In Dizziness and balance disorders (2005). Neurosensory Centers of America website. Retrieved from http://www.keystonensc.com/downloads/epa-dizziness.pdf)