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Safety Is Our Priority – Learn more

At ChristianaCare, everything we do is For the Love of Health™, and that focus has guided our response throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. We have redesigned how we deliver care to keep our patients and caregivers safe, while providing the high-quality care that our community needs and deserves. This includes greatly expanded options for virtual care and telehealth visits, as well as guidelines that support social distancing, wearing masks, a clean environment and limited numbers of patients and visitors to ensure safety. Learn More

Rehabilitation appointment information – Learn more

For the safety of our patients and caregivers, we have expanded and changed how we deliver care to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Depending on your medical needs, your appointments could take place in-person or by video. Existing ChristianaCare patients can request a virtual appointment by sending a message to “Rehabilitation Services Physical, Occupational, Speech Therapy” on the ChristianaCare patient portal.

Before Your Appointment

Please complete the required health history information on the ChristianaCare patient portal. Any additional required paperwork will be emailed to you.

 

What to Expect from an In-Person Visit

When you come to see us, you will experience a welcoming environment that’s a little different.

Before your appointment, you will answer some COVID-19 screening questions through secured text messaging or at the door. Our team will let you know when you are cleared to come into the office.

Your support person can help you get into the office, but they should plan to wait in the car during your appointment. You should plan to wear a face mask throughout your appointment.

After your appointment, our team will assist you in getting back to your car.

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Rehabilitation Services

Balance and Mobility

Problems with balance, dizziness and movement can affect your ability to confidently do the activities you love. Our physical therapists at ChristianaCare Rehabilitation Services can help improve your coordination, balance and movement. Our therapists listen to your needs and partner with you to develop a treatment plant that helps you get back to the life you want to live.

Common dizziness and balance disorders (vestibular and non-vestibular) that can be helped by vestibular rehabilitation therapists:

  • Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV).
  • Bilateral vestibular hypofunction.
  • Cervicogenic dizziness/headache (CGD/CGH).
  • Falls prevention/balance dysfunction.
  • Other multi-factorial dysequilibrium.
  • Post-concussion syndrome.
  • Unilateral vestibular hypofunction (UVH): acoustic neuroma /vestibular neuritis.
  • Vertigo from central causes: stroke/multiple Sclerosis/traumatic brain injury.

We perform the following specialized balance and mobility tests:

  • Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV): Dix Hallpike or Roll Test.
  • Cervicogenic dizziness/headache (CGD/CGH): upper cervical testing and head motion sensitivity testing.
  • Falls Prevention: Tests for postural stability/sway; including the Modified Clinical Test of Sensory Integration of Balance.
  • Ocular and gaze stabilization testing.
  • Post-concussion: various tests for sensitization, central symptoms or cervical symptoms.
  • Unilateral vestibular hypofunction (UVH): Head Thrust; Head-Shaking Nystagmus.
  • Video oculography vestibular testing for BPPV or vestibular hypofunction.

Additionally, many diagnoses may benefit from audiological vestibular testing.