Home safety checks, balance testing and vestibular screening can be done by our trained physical therapists. Once a problem is identified in the home, the environment is modified for safety and practicality. If general balance is found to be deficient, then balance retraining occurs and if a potential vestibular problem is present a video electronystagmography (VENG) may be ordered.
The VENG is a non-invasive diagnostic exam that can be conveniently done right in the home. It identifies central versus peripheral pathology. Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), vertigo, Meniere’s disease and labyrinthine dysfunction are commonly diagnosed or confirmed, which leads the therapists down the appropriate treatment path. Consequently, falls are reduced, outcomes are improved and quality of life is enhanced for our patients.