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Physical Therapy

Critical to the successful treatment of dizziness and balance problems has been the emphasis on physical therapy rather than medication. Vestibular physical therapy programs have been shown to help decrease dizziness, improve balance, and restore the patient to normal activities.

The Arrigg Dizziness & Balance Center utilizes state of the art equipment for the assessent and rehabilitation of their patients. The center offers Computerized Dynamic Posturography (CDP), dynamic visual acuity testing and rehabilitation by use of the computerized balance master.

Computerized Dynamic Posturography has helped us to make the diagnosis of dizziness and balance problems even more precise. This test can help to pinpoint the balance deficit and measure how the patient compensates for the deficit. The information received from the test can then be used to develop an individualized treatment program that may include physical therapy, home exercises and medication and referral to support groups.

Computerized Dynamic Posturography (CDP) from Neurocom is a unique assessment technique used to objectively quantify and differentiate among the wide variety of possible sensory, motor, and central adaptive impairments to balance control. As such, CDP is complementary to clinical tests designed to localize and categorize pathological mechanisms of balance disorders. CDP can identify and differentiate the functional impairments associated with the pathological processes.

Because of the complex interactions among sensory, motor, and central adapting processes, CDP requires separate protocols to adequately differentiate among impairments. To quantify the failure of adaptive mechanisms to select appropriate sensory inputs and movement response patterns, CDP exposes the patient to a variety of controlled visual and support surface conditions.

The benefits of Computerized Dynamic Posturography are well documented in the clinical literature. The contribution of CDP information to positive treatment outcomes has been demonstrated in numerous controlled studies .