Balance & Vestibular Program

Dizziness and loss of balance are among the most common problems bringing patients to their doctor's office. In fact, 40% of adults experience dizziness or imbalance at some point in their life. Left untreated, the results can be debilitating. As people get older, the onset of dizziness and falls from balance problems increases.

These falls can lead to injury, hospitalization, surgery and even permanent disability. Dizziness and imbalance should not be accepted as inevitable effects of the aging process.

Aurora offers a comprehensive vestibular rehabilitation and vestibular therapy program.

Approximately half of all cases of dizziness also referred to as vertigo, spinning or an off-balance sensation are caused by a vestibular (inner ear) disturbance. Imbalance often accompanies dizziness and may be related to a vestibular disorder. While some causes of dizziness and imbalance lie within the inner ear, other possible diagnoses include a wide range of medical, neurological and cardiovascular disorders.

Experienced staff

Initiated more than 10 years ago, Aurora's Balance & Vestibular Program is recognized as a regional leader vestibular rehabilitation and therapy. Our staff of physical therapists and audiologists have extensive training and experience in this specialty. The interdisciplinary team approach to rehabilitation involves close communication between the physical therapist and audiologist, as well as with the patient's primary care doctor, ear, nose and throat physician and other specialists as needed.

Individualized treatment

All patient treatment plans are highly individualized depending on the medical history, general health, symptoms and test results, as well as input from patients, their physician(s) and family members.

Vestibular therapy emphasizes on the prevention of symptoms and decreasing the risk of falls, fractures and other injuries. The physical therapy evaluation and rehabilitation plan may include:

  • A comprehensive medical history assessment and physical examination
  • Balance training
  • Vestibular therapy
  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Fall prevention
  • Home safety
  • Patient and family education

Diagnostic testing performed by a certified audiologist may include:

  • A comprehensive hearing assessment
  • Electronystagmography (ENG testing)

Locations offering this service

Fond du Lac County

Aurora Health Center
210 Wisconsin American Drive
Hwy. 23 East
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
(920) 907-7000

Kenosha County

Aurora Medical Center in Kenosha
7610 Pershing Blvd.
Kenosha, WI 53142
(262) 948-7045

Milwaukee County

Aurora Rehabilitation Center
3738 S. 60th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53220
(414) 546-5460

Aurora Rehabilitation Center
Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center
2900 W. Oklahoma Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53215
(414) 649-6011

Aurora Rehabilitation Center
Aurora Sinai Medical Center
945 N. 12th St., 4th floor
Milwaukee, WI 53233
(414) 219-5241

Aurora Rehabilitation Center
Aurora Aurora St. Luke's South Shore
5900 S. Lake Dr.
Cudahy, WI 53110
(414) 489-4072

Aurora Rehabilitation Center
Aurora West Allis Medical Center
8901 W. Lincoln Ave.
West Allis, WI 53227
(414) 328-6640

Aurora Rehabilitation Center
9200 W. Loomis Road, Suite 107
Franklin, WI 53132
(414) 529-9128

Aurora Rehabilitation Center
1575 N. RiverCenter Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53212
(414) 224-6424

Outpatient Neuro Rehabilitation Program
Aurora West Allis Medical Center
8901 W. Lincoln Avenue
West Allis, WI 53227
(414) 328-6640

Aurora Advanced Healthcare
3003 W. Good Hope Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53209
(414) 247-4702

Ozaukee County

Aurora Rehabilitation Center/Aurora Sports Medicine Institute
Aurora Medical Center - Grafton
975 N. Port Washington Road
Grafton, WI 53024
(262) 329-2700

Racine County

Racine Razor Sharp Fitness Center
7300 Washington Avenue
Racine, WI 53406
(262) 321-6000

Walworth County

Aurora Rehabilitation Center in Delavan
830 East Geneva Street
Delavan, WI 53115
(262) 728-9164

Aurora Rehabilitation Center in Lake Geneva
146 East Geneva Square
Lake Geneva, WI 53147
(262) 249-4670

Washington County

Aurora Rehabilitation Center
Aurora Health Center
1640 E. Sumner St.
Hartford, WI 53027
(262) 670-4300

Aurora Rehabilitation Center/Aurora Sports Medicine Institute
1100 Gateway Ct.
West Bend, WI 53095
(262) 306-6100

Waukesha County

Aurora Rehabilitation Center
Aurora Health Center
W231 N1440 Corporate Ct.
Waukesha, WI 53186
(262) 896-6045

Aurora Rehabilitation Center/Aurora Sports Medicine Institute
Aurora Medical Center in Summit
36500 Aurora Dr.
Summit, WI 53066
(262) 434-2600

Aurora Rehabilitation Center
14555 W. National Avenue, Suite 195
New Berlin, WI 53151
(262) 827-2929

Waushara County

Aurora Health Center
900 E. Division Street
Wautoma, WI 54982
(920) 787-6900

Winnebago County

Aurora Rehabilitation Center
Aurora Medical Center
855 N. Westhaven Drive
Oshkosh, WI 54904
(920) 456-7100

Aurora Rehabilitation Center
712 Doctors Court
Oshkosh, WI 54901
(920) 303-5300

Aurora Health Center
1136 Westowne Drive
Neenah, WI 54956
(920) 720-8090