Newfoundland Balance & Dizziness Centre is a newly opened physiotherapy clinic dedicated to providing specialized assessment and treatment services for those with dizziness, loss of balance and fear of falling.
NL Balance & Dizziness staff use state of the art balance and vertigo assessment tools to assist with diagnosis of a person’s dizziness and imbalance. The clinic is designed and equipped with fall prevention safety equipment that allows for safe balance training and walking without the fear or risk of falling.
Dizziness and vertigo can occur from many conditions such as inner ear crystals or infections; neurological conditions such as stroke; traumatic injuries such as whiplash and concussion; and anxiety or low blood pressure. Proper diagnosis can lead to beneficial treatment that can ease these symptoms and return a person to their normal activities.
The staff at NL Balance & Dizziness Centre look forward to helping our community ease the symptom burden and health care concerns caused by dizziness, falls and imbalance.
- Occupational Therapy
- Vertigo & Vestibular Rehabilitation
- Falls Risk Assessment
- BPPV and Nystagmus Testing
- Concussion Care and Recovery
- Paediatric Assessment & Treatment
- Injury Rehabilitation
- Balance & Gait Training
- Neurological Rehab
- Amputee Rehab
- Exercise Classes (MS, PD, Stroke)
- Strength and Conditioning
- Sport and Performance training
- Rock Taping & Dry Needling
- Home visits
- TMJ Rehabilitation
- Motor Vehicle Accident Rehabilitation
- WHSCC Provider
iBalance Exercise Classes
NL balance and Dizziness Centre is offering iBalance exercise classes for those with Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, and Stroke.
Our classes will be group based with stations that involve cardiovascular exercise, strengthening, stretching, balance training and coordination exercises.
Our team of physiotherapists and kinesiologists will guide you through the stations that will be tailored to your individual needs.
Our Solo Step System is the first of its kind in Canada. It allows individuals to walk and exercise without the risk or fear of falling. We have a 74-foot track allowing you to exercise safely and with confidence.
What is TeleRehab?
- TeleRehab is a service that delivers rehab therapy via videoconferencing. It is intended to provide you with the same therapy that you would receive in the clinic. The service provides the expert care that you need, which may not be available to patients locally.
Why Choose TeleRehab?
- If you have a vestibular disorder, TeleRehab gives you the opportunity to access a certified vestibular rehab therapist. It is also very beneficial to anyone who may have limited transportation or cannot drive due to their symptoms.
How to join a TeleRehab meeting
- Kim Furlong
- Kevin Parfrey
- Kaitlin Murphy
- Meghan Morrissey
- Nancy Shortall-Cura
- Catherine Cull
- April Blyde
- Jake Warren (PT candidate)
- Renee Phair-Healey
Click on the links below to learn about your fall risk and what you can do to improve your balance!
Concussion is a treatable injury!
What is a Concussion?
- “A Traumatic Brain Injury induced by biomechanical forces caused by a direct blow to the head, face, neck, or elsewhere on the body with an impulsive force transmitted to the head.” (McCrory et al, 2017)
- “A concussion is a brain injury that cannot be seen on routine x-rays, CT scans, or MRIs.” (Parachute Canada)
Signs and Symptoms
- Symptoms can appear immediately or a few days after the initial injury.
- Each person experiences concussion symptoms differently
- Symptoms typically fall into 4 domains: