Tag Archives: Balance

Five Ways to Rebalance Your Life if You Have a Vestibular Disorder

Posted on: September 13, 2017

Balance problems can take many forms – all are hard to live with. Over 65 million Americans over the age of 40 have had balance issues, or a vestibular dysfunction like vertigo, at some point in their lives. Here I’ll give you five tips to help you rebalance your life if you think you might have a vestibular disorder…By Shelley H. Hirsch, M.A., CCC-A, Clinical Audiologist and Balance Center Supervisor at Northern Westchester Hospital’s Balance Center at Chappaqua Crossing. 

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Finding Relief from Balance Problems

Posted on: April 11, 2017

Balance problems take many forms. From dizziness to the intense, even frightening sensation of vertigo, to unsteadiness – all are hard to live with. Fortunately, many balance issues respond to treatment. The first step is getting evaluated through specialized testing, properly diagnosed, and informed of the appropriate action to take. That is what occurs at a balance center. Here, I explain how you can find relief from balance issues. By Shelley Hirsch, M.A, CCC-A, clinical audiologist at the Balance Center, Northern Westchester Hospital.

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Balance Tips by the Clinical Director of Rehabilitation at NWH

Posted on: January 21, 2013

Sure-footed Advice for Keeping Your Balance

By Adam Cohen, Clinical Director of Rehabilitation at Northern Westchester Hospital

NWH Rehab Balance TipsWhen you’re in your 20s, tripping over a curb usually means a scraped knee and flush of embarrassment. But that changes with age, unfortunately. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (the CDC), one in three people over 65 will take a tumble this year, and about two million will need to seek emergency treatment as a result. For the elderly, falls can mean a fracture, and the consequences can be dire.

How dire? One in four people who suffer a hip fracture end up in a nursing home, and one in five hip fracture patients die within a year. Considering those grim numbers, preventing falls has to be a priority for the elderly and their caretakers.

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