Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center
Balance and Vestibular Center
5645 West Addison Street
Chicago, IL 60634
Normal daily activities -- standing, bending, walking and driving -- depend on balance. People usually don't even think about it. Balance disorders, however, can profoundly disrupt lives, causing an increased risk for falls, shortened attention span, excessive fatigue and disrupted sleep patterns.
Help is available through Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center's Balance and Vestibular Center, which is designed to treat and improve the quality of life for those with balance and vertigo (dizziness) disorders. Physical therapists specialized in vestibular (related to the inner ear motion sensors) and balance rehabilitation provide individually tailored sessions for every patient's situation.
Patients receive a comprehensive evaluation that examines vision, posture, strength, balance and gait with application of the latest, state-of-the-art technology. Computerized equilibrium tests are administered through the SMART Balance Master® System that evaluates the sensory and motor parts of a person's balance system. Sensory tests assess the inner ear, eyes and sense of touch that contribute to balance control. Motor tests measure the ability to perform coordinated movements to maintain balance. Test results help define the cause of balance problems so that treatments can be customized for maximum benefit. Progress reports track patients' capabilities.
A physician referral is required for treatment in the Balance and Vestibular Center. Appointments can be made by calling the Rehabilitation Department at 773-794-7690.