Date: November 13, 2017
December 13, 2017 (40 days ago)
Vertigo, Dizziness and Balance Treated in 3 Easy Steps with 85% Success Medicare recommends that all patients receive an Annual Fall Risk Assessment. Did you know, every 15 seconds an older adult is treated in an ER for a fall related injury? And 113 of them result in a fracture. Step 1: Proper Diagnosis of the Condition & the Cause Proper diagnosis comes with taking the time to listen... really Did you also know, treatment of Vertigo, Dizziness & Balance are listn to the patients description of their symptoms. Followed by covered by Medicare & Most Insurances? a thorough neurologic exam as well as an oculography exam with Frenzel Goggles to check for different types of nystagmus with fixation absent, as well as performing positional testing and cana- lith repositioning maneuvers to determine the affected areats) of the inner ear. Lastly, performing a fall risk assessment by checking balance and analyzing gait. Dr. Bernini stales, "Pcople say that some poople just cannot be helped. I still refuse to believe that, recalling that 1 once learned "Everyone's body has not read Grey's Anatomy i.e just because Do You Have Any of the Following Symptoms? Self Test Spinning Sensation or Dizziness Feeling Lightheaded or Woozy Falling or Foeling of Falling Vertigo (Whirling) Visual Blurri Disorientation Swaying Common Risk Factors Ranked by Significanee Muscle Weakness History of Falls Gait Deficit (Trouble walking) Balance Deficit Use of Assistive Device Visual Deficit Arthriti Impaired ability to do your normal activities of daily living s not in the textbook doesn't mean there's no solution. If you can devote time to patients and problem solving, you can almost always2 help in some way. Step 2: Assessment & Treatment If you're suffering from these conditions, this exclusive treatment program may completely climinate your symptoms and restonse your ability to enjoy the things you have been missing out on It use to be that patients suffering from vertigo, dizziness or bal ance were given medication and told they had to live with it, and that it might go away on its own. Today, with advanced treatments offered by Dr. Bernini 96% of patients are successfully cleared of common BPPV (vertigo) in just 2 treatments Furthermore 85% of According to the University of Wisconsin Division of Otolaryngol- ogy, approximately 42% of all adults experience dur ness severe enough to report to their doctor. Many of these are older adults, and also suffer from a fear of falling that keeps them from enjoying basic daily activities that most of us take for granted. The symp- toms often come on gradually, over an extended period of time, and go unrecognized until they can no longer be overlooked. It could be lighthcadedness, feeling faint, or just"woozy". 9 ull patients henefits from her evidence-based treatment protocol. Cognitive Impairment Age > 80 years Step 3: Long Term Management The 3-Phase Approuch: I) Eliminate& Reduce the Symptoms 2) Restore Normal Function If you have 1 of the above risk factors, there is a 27% chance that you will fall within the next year. If you have 4 or more risk factors your chances increase to 78%. Additionally, 70% of patients are given prescription medications 3) Strengthen your Vestibular System & Prevent Recurrence to treat the symptoms, but will not solve the problem or improve balance. Just treating the symptoms leaves the door open for prb The 3-Phase Approach to recovery is our way of helping patients To leam more ahout how Dr. Bernini and her team can help you lems to spiral out of control. Fortunately, advances in equipme, ake charge of their health, gain confidence, understand their condi. and how you can benelit from her3Phae Approach call 847-243- diagnosis and treatment, offer patients more options for relief than tion and avoiding common patient mistakes. just lo "ake a pill" Here's What To Do Next 6381 and request an appointment. The Center is conveniently located at 1859 Tower D, Glenview located in The Glen Town Center across from Ben & Jerry's. Con Nothing's worse than feeling great mentally, but physically feeling confining older adults to their home isn't falling itself but fear of held back from life beeause of vertigo, dizziness or the fear falling "Research at Boston University has found that a major proble falling" The Health Report What is the Next Step? venient parking and complimentary valet parking are available) NOW OPEN in Highland Park Dr. Jennifer Benini DPT, Vestibular Rehabilitation Specialist A Fall Risk Assessment, performed by Dr. Bernini is Simple, Pain Pain Relief Institute (PRI) has completed the highest level of less and Proven Elfective for recommending the best plan to reduce post-graduate training including being one of only a select number or climinate fall risk and the fear of falling. Complete the following of local DPTs to have a Certificate in Vestibular Competency from Self-Test and see how you score Emory University. Dr. Bernini also is a proud member of the APTA Academy of Neurologie PT and a member of VEDA (the Vestibular Disorders Association). Dr. Bernini and PRI are providers for Medicare & Most Insurances PRI is a full service Non-Invasive Pain Management, Vestihular, Ncurologic and Orthopedic Therapy Center.