Testing

Vestibular testing at the Center for Balance Disorders is provided under the direction of Jeffrey Vrabec, M.D., an expert in otology and neurotology.  Dr. Vrabec uses state-of-the-art tests in the form of ENG/VNG, VEMP, high-frequency rotational chair, and balance platform testing to determine if a patient has an inner ear disorder which may account for symptoms of dizziness, vertigo and/or disequilibrium.

Therapy

Vestibular rehabilitation at the center is provided by Helen Cohen, Ed.D., OTR, FAOTA, an internationally recognized occupational therapist-vestibular physiologist and expert in vestibular and balance rehabilitation. Vestibular rehabilitation will vary from patient to patient. Dr. Cohen will evaluate the patient and tailor exercises and/or therapy maneuvers for a specific inner ear disorder. Rehabilitation may require one or more visits from the patient.

Counseling

Melody Fregia, M.A., LPC, a licensed professional counselor, assists patients who have problems with the emotional aspects of chronic vertigo, imbalance, tinnitus and various voice disorders. Melody is uniquely qualified; before she became a counselor, she was a technician here in the CFBD, testing our patients. Read more about counseling for patients with chronic imbalance, vertigo, tinnitus and voice disorders.