Eisenhower Balance Institute
One in 10 visits to the doctor includes the complaint of dizziness or imbalance. These symptoms are often dismissed as the insignificant consequences of other disorders or as a natural part of aging. Vertigo and associated balance difficulties result in profound disruptions in daily life. Fractures related to falls cause a major loss of independence and often lead to the need for assisted living, and occasionally, serious injury and even death. Balance symptoms can be addressed to improve functional independence and prevent future falls and injuries.
Employing specially trained and certified therapists, the Balance Institute at Eisenhower evaluates and treats balance deficits and vertigo. The staff of physical therapists and audiologists specializes in managing vestibular deficits and impairments in balance due to the effects of stroke, Parkinson's disease, diabetes, head injuries, and other neurological and orthopedic conditions. Utilizing the Balance Master SMART EquiTest® system for evaluation, each patient is given a specially designed program to meet their individual needs.
The Balance Institute at Eisenhower is the only facility in the Coachella Valley that uses the SMART EquiTest® system to assess and treat balance. With this computerized technology, the clinician is able to establish and objective balance evaluation of the sensory and motor parts of the balance system and design a computerized training program for specific balance problems.
The Balance Institute at Eisenhower is located in the Dolores Hope Outpatient Care Center. A physician's prescription with a diagnosis is required. An initial appointment can be made by calling or walking in to the department. If faxing the prescription, please include the patient's telephone number so that an appointment may be scheduled. Following the initial evaluation by a licensed therapist, additional appointments will be made based on medical necessity. Treatment here at Eisenhower Medical Center's Rehabilitation Services Department is covered by most insurances.
Questions can be answered by calling the Dolores Hope Outpatient Care Center at 760-773-2033.