For more information about the
St. Luke's Warren Hospital
Balance Center, call 908-859-9780.
The St. Luke's Warren Hospital Balance Center focuses on evaluating and treating people with balance problems, frequent falls, trouble with walking, vertigo and dizziness. Injuries from falls is one of the leading causes of death for people over 65. It is estimated that one third of seniors living at home will fall each year. The center utilizes a unique multidisciplinary approach for evaluation, diagnosis and treatment. Our expert staff includes a neurologist as medical director, nurse practitioner and physical therapists with advanced vestibular therapy training all working together to diagnose and treat your problem.
Unsteadiness and dizziness can be caused by many problems including arthritis, weakness, inner ear problems, medications and illnesses like Parkinson's, Multiple Sclerosis and Meniere's Disease. The key to treatment is to identify the cause of your balance problems to develop an individualized treatment based upon your deficits.
Vestibular Testing Lab
Our vestibular testing lab contains state of the art equipment to accurately identify your problems:
- Videonystagmography (VNG)
A non-invasive test that assesses the function of your vestibular system (inner ear). The tests utilizes cutting edge computer equipment and infra-red goggles to track eye movements which allows accurate identification of vestibular problems.
- Computerized Posturography
A Computerized force platform used for testing and treatment. Information from testing assists in developing your treatment plan. The computer tracks your center of gravity and compares you to other people without balance problems. Treatment involves shifting your weight towards specific targets on various surfaces to improve your balance.
Specialized Treatment Equipment
- SoloStep - The Solostep is a harness system the patient wears that is connected to an overhead track system. The system allows the patient to walk and turn freely while having the confidence they will not fall while the harness is on. The system allows the patient to build confidence while performing balance exercises and eliminating the risk of falls.
- Falltrak - The falltrak is a computerized balance exercise system using visual biofeedback to retrain the body and brain to improve balance.
The system offers numerous modifications to the exercises allowing the therapist to tailor your exercises specifically to your needs.
The goal of the balance center is to reduce fall risk, improve balance and eliminate dizziness/ vertigo so you can return to living your life!
Hillcrest Professional Plaza
755 Memorial Parkway, Suite 103
Phillipsburg, NJ 08865
From Route 22 EAST: Take the jug-handle exit on your right after the Roseberry Street intersection.
From Route 22 WEST: You can enter the plaza directly from Route 22, IMMEDIATELY BEFORE the Dunkin' Donuts, or bear right just before the light to Roseberry Street and enter.
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