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Dizziness, Vertigo, and Balance Disorders

Lisa Yonkers, PT - Speaker Bio
Lisa Yonkers, PT earned her degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and Kean University, in Union, NJ. Her special interests are in vestibular balance disorders and dizziness.

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  • Topic Info:Balance rehabilitation assists individuals with loss of balance, dizziness, spinning (vertigo), nausea/vomiting associated with movement and frequent falls. A thorough evaluation of the vestibular and neuromuscular system including strength, range of motion, head and eye movements, mobility, coordination and balance improves patients' functionality and mobility and reduces their risk of falls.

    In this segment, Lisa Yonkers, Physical Therapist at Meritus Health, describes how an evaluation by a highly skilled vestibular physical therapist can lead to a treatment program that can increase quality of life for those that suffer from dizziness and benign positional vertigo.