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:

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

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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