501 West Front Street, Elmer, NJ 08318
Inspira Health’s Balance Centers offer comprehensive testing to uncover and treat the root cause of your dizziness or vestibular disorder.
Balance disorders can occur for a variety of reasons, and it’s important to understand the root cause of your symptoms so your physician can better treat your condition.
Our Approach to Balance Testing
Depending on your test results, balance can be greatly improved. In fact, it is not uncommon for people with a history of balance problems to regain their stability through accurate testing and appropriate treatment and/or rehabilitation exercises.
Vertigo, for example, is often a result of the movement of calcium crystals deep within your inner ear. These crystals help control your balance, and when they become dislodged from their normal position, they can cause an uncomfortable spinning sensation. Dizziness or instability, on the other hand, might be the result of nerve damage, vision problems, certain neurological conditions or a whole host of other issues.
Patients who have suffered from a stroke, head trauma or whiplash may also experience balance problems. Brain or inner ear surgeries can cause dizziness, too, making physical therapy and rehabilitation [linked] crucial to your recovery and overall health.
Balance Tests We Offer
At Inspira’s Balance Centers, we offer these and other balance tests:
This series of tests help determine your ability to follow visual objects with your eyes. These tests check how your eyes respond to information from your vestibular system. The technician may place painless electrodes around your eyes (electronystagmography, or ENG) or may use an infrared video camera (IR video nystagmography) to conduct these tests. Eye movement tests are useful because some patients with balance system problems have trouble seeing clearly when moving, or they get the distinct sense that objects are moving.
This test requires you to follow objects that jump from place to place or move smoothly. The technician will look for any slowness or inaccuracies in your eyes’ ability to follow visual targets.
Another test your technician may perform requires you to view a large, continuously moving visual image. This helps determine if your eyes can appropriately track and keep pace with these movements.
During this test, the technician will move your head and body into various positions to gauge your eyes’ response.
Caloric tests involve stimulating both of your inner ears (usually one at a time) with warm and then cold air. The technician will monitor the movements of your eyes to make sure that both ears can sense this stimulation.
Why Choose Inspira for Balance Testing
Many patients who suffer from a balance disorder require rehabilitation services to fully heal. These services are particularly important for patients who have undergone certain surgeries or experienced a stroke. At Inspira, our physical therapists are specially trained to deal with these injuries and conditions, and will work one-on-one with you to get you back on your feet.
Inspira’s Balance Centers provide advanced diagnostic and therapeutic services for an array of balance disorders and vestibular conditions. By taking a holistic approach to testing and screening—and by digging deep to identify the root cause of your condition—our specialists can develop a personalized treatment plan to meet your unique needs.
With a team of skilled specialists practicing in South Jersey, there’s no need to travel far from home to receive comprehensive balance testing, treatment and rehabilitation. Our local, highly-trained staff brings expertise, experience and depth of knowledge to our balance centers, ensuring you get easy access to the services you need.
Inspira Balance Center Locations
Request more information about our balance disorder services or schedule an appointment at one of our balance centers.