What Are My Options?
The Balance and Vestibular Center at Scottsdale Health Osborn Medical Center offers a multi-disciplinary team of balance and vestibular specialists consisting of audiologists and physical therapists. These experts use state- of-the art diagnostic equipment to perform evaluations and provide treatments to fit your specific needs.
Available testing and treatments include:
Electronystagmography / Videonystagmography (ENG/VNG)
Among the most common tests for vertigo, dizziness and or imbalance, ENG/VNG incorporates eye movement tests to look for signs of vestibular or inner-ear dysfunction or neurological problems.
Evaluation, diagnosis and management of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
Our Balance and Vestibular Center can diagnose BPPV through testing to determine if your eyes “jump” when your head is placed in a particular position. If BPPV is found, treatment through specialized repositioning maneuvers of your head and body can be performed. Scottsdale Healthcare’s Balance and Vestibular Center often can treat BPPV within one to three visits.
Computerized Dynamic Posturography
Computerized technology is used to simulate movement of the floor and or the walls, analyze your center of gravity and test your physical responses.
Vestibular Rehabilitation/Balance Retraining Therapy
After a thorough evaluation, the Balance and Vestibular Center can provide a customized therapy program to decrease your dizziness and increase balance. The program includes home exercises targeting inner ear deficits, sensory systems or physical responses to loss of balance.
Comprehensive Audiological Assessment
Our center offers complete testing to determine how well you hear and respond at different intensity levels, how ell your ear drum and other inner ear components are functioning and more.
Auditory Evoked Potentials
Going Beyond traditional vestibular assessment, Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potentials provides information about how well the portion of your inner ear responsible for gravity sensation functions, particularly in up and down movement. Auditory Brainstem response is used to evaluate nerve responses in the inner ear, auditory nerve and brainstem. Electrocochleography is used to measure electrical responses of the inner ear.