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  • Balance Disorders Program

  • The balance disorders program at Rhode Island Hospital treats patients with a variety of balance disorders. Each participant's evaluation includes an assessment of:

    • sensation
    • pain
    • range of motion
    • strength
    • mobility
    • coordination
    • posture
    • gait
    • balance
    • fall risk
    • home environment

    The information from the assessment will be used to develop a plan of treatment, which generally includes treatment in the physical therapy department as well as instruction in a home exercise program.

    Treatment can consist of:

    • strengthening and flexibility exercises
    • balance and gait exercises
    • instruction in use of assistive devices
    • education in safety and preventive measures

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