Dizziness and Balance Center
Research at the Dizziness and Balance Center is directed at developing better
methods of identifying vestibular disorders and at improving treatment of those
patients. Clinical research in these problems is base at the Center for Rehabilitation.
Current projects include: Determining the effectiveness of physical therapy for
patients with unilateral and bilateral vestibular loss; early identification
of vestibular loss in patients that are receiving ototoxic medications; development
of a new method for assessing visual acuity during head movement in patients
with vestibular loss; decreasing the risk for falls in patients with balance
problems, and development of new methods of diagnosing vestibular deficits.
- Susan Herdman, PT, PhD
- Ronald Tusa, MD, PhD
- Sharon Polensek, MD, PhD
- Lisa Gillig, PT, DPT
- Determine the effectiveness of physical therapy for patients with vestibular
- Establish the utility of dynamic visual acuity in following patient with
- Determine the neural mechanisms of recover of vision
- Determining the effect of combined vestibular loss and cognitive impairment
on fall risk
- Determine the effectiveness of vestibular rehabilitation on recovery of
imbalance in people with dizziness of non-vestibular etiology
of targeted physical therapy interventions for problems
associated with essential tremor, brainstem stroke and degenerative
Information Coming Soon.