Balance Institute

Dizziness and disequilibrium are second only to low back pain in frequency of occurrence in the adult population.  Balance and Vestibular deficits are a major medical concern, and the resulting effects of an untreated balance disorder can be devastating.  The good news is that in many cases a physical therapy implemented treatment plan can successfully treat the problem, preventing subsequent injury.

WHAT IS THE BALANCE INSTITUTE?

A 4 week series of classes designed to help you understand why balance and posture decline, what you can do to prevent falls, what to do should you fall, and assess your own personal risk for falls. You will review and test out the foundation and systems of balance, participate in fall recovery, and receive expert guidance in exercise and continuity improvement.

Balance Institute 4 Week Course Schedule

Week 1: Foundations

This class will cover how balance can decline and why, what preventative and restorative measures can be taken, and assess your own personal risk for falls. A home balance exercise program will be provided and reviewed.

Week 2: Systems for Balance

Learn about all of the systems that help us maintain balance and how they work together with an at-home self discovery opportunity provided.

Week 3: Fall Recovery

This class will cover safety measures that you can take to help prevent falls and what to do should you experience a fall. We will also cover techniques for getting up after a fall and review.

Week 4: Putting it Together

In this final class, we will review all of the important takeaways, reassess your own balance risk, and review your “next steps”.

Dizziness and disequilibrium are second only to low back pain in frequency of occurrence in the adult population.  Balance and Vestibular deficits are a major medical concern, and the resulting effects of an untreated balance disorder can be devastating.  The good news is that in many cases a physical therapy implemented treatment plan can successfully treat the problem, preventing subsequent injury.

This transformative 4-week course is priced at just $100 per person for the full duration, and to secure your spot, payment is required before the commencement of the first class.  Please don’t hesitate to contact our Brighton office at (810) 220-5793 or visit our clinic in person to reserve your place today.

Balance Institute
Balance Institute

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    Balance Institute

    Our approach involves tailoring precise treatment protocols to address specific diagnoses, emphasizing the relief of symptoms and the restoration of optimal function.  If you have inquiries regarding balance or any rehabilitation-related matters, our team of experts is readily available to assist you.  We conduct comprehensive evaluations to pinpoint areas of deficiency, followed by tailored interventions.  Each patient will undergo a thorough musculoskeletal examination to assess the impact of changes in muscle strength, flexibility, and range of motion on their balance dynamics.

    Our patients are provided with a comprehensive rehabilitation program meticulously crafted to cater to their unique requirements and aspirations.  We ensure the timely delivery of patient progress reports, and our team remains available for discussions regarding ongoing treatment.  Our commitment extends to fostering our patients’ recovery journey and proactively preventing potential future impairments.

    PATIENTS THAT MAY BENEFIT:

    • Chronic Imbalance
    • History of Falls
    • BPPV
    • Post Concussion Syndrome
    • Post-CVA and other Neurological Disorders
    • Pre & Post Surgical Patients for Acoustic Neuroma, etc.
    • Post Labyrinthitis & Neuronitis
    • Unilateral & Bilateral Vestibular Loss
    • Other Balance Disorders
    • Motion Sensitivity

    TREATMENT TECHNIQUES:

    • Canalith Repositioning Techniques for Anterior, Posterior and Horizontal Canals
    • VOR Adaptation and Habituation Exercises
    • Balance Re-Education
    • Gait Training and Recommendations for Assistive Devices
    • Education in Fall Prevention and Safety
    • General Conditioning, Strengthening and ROM
    • Relaxation Techniques & Soft Tissue Mobilization
    • Motion Sensitivity Habituation
    Balance Institute
    Balance Institute

    LSVT-BIG represents a groundbreaking physical and occupational therapy initiative aimed at enhancing strength, refining motor learning, and inducing transformative adjustments in brain function. This program is particularly effective for individuals navigating with Parkinson’s Disease, as well as other neurological conditions such as stroke, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, and Down Syndrome.

    LSVT BIG treatment is delivered one-on-one and is tailored to each person’s own abilities and goals so that they work towards what’s meaningful to them. It requires (and can only be given by) an LSVT BIG Certified Clinician as part of prescribed physical or occupational therapy.

    Its holistic approach addresses not only movement issues but also takes into account non-motor symptoms including emotional changes and cognitive changes. It helps people “recalibrate” to recognize when their movements are smaller or slower than they think. Its sessions are based on the most effective, evidence-based strategies for learning and neuroplasticity (the brain’s ability to change). It’s designed to help people apply what they learn in treatment sessions to more comfortable, confident movements in everyday life beyond treatment sessions.

    Balance Institute

    In March 2021, we welcomed Kristin Turbiak, PT, DPT, as the esteemed Clinical Director at our St. Clair Shores location. Kristin’s educationaljourney comprises a Bachelor of Science in Health Fitness from Central Michigan University and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the prestigious Midwestern University.

    Distinguished by her expertise, Kristin holds Board Certification as an LSVT Big Parkinson’s Specialist and is also a certified practitioner of Dry Needling Therapy accredited by the Spinal Manipulation Institute.

    Kristin’s professional passion resonates with the intricacies of vestibular disorders and various balancerelated challenges, underscoring her commitment to providing comprehensive care.

    LSVT treatments are unique because the principles of LSVT are supported by research and the LSVT protocols have been scientifically studied over the past 25 years. Because of this research and the standardization of the treatments, positive outcomes of LSVT have been replicated around the globe when the therapy is delivered the same way as in the research studies. This reliable consistency provides people with Parkinson’s increased confidence that they may achieve the outcomes they want and expect!

    Beginning your work with LSVT BIG before you’ve noticed significant problems with balance, mobility or posture will often lead to the best results, but it’s never too late to start. LSVT BIG can produce significant improvements even for people facing considerable physical difficulties. Call our St. Clair Shores center today for more information or to schedule a consultation.

    Balance Institute
    Balance Institute