American Physical Therapy Association (APTA): The APTA is an individual membership professional organization representing more than 90,000 Physical Therapists (PTs), Physical Therapy Assistants (PTAs), and students of physical therapy. APTA seeks to improve the health and quality of life of individuals in society by advancing physical therapist practice, education, and research, and by increasing the awareness and understanding of physical therapy's role in the nation's health care system.
- Balance and Falls: According to the CDC, more than one-third of adults 65 and older fall each year in the United States and 20% to 30% of people who fall suffer moderate to severe injuries. Physical therapists can help in risk reduction and prevention of falls.
- Dizziness and Vestibular Disorders: The Vestibular Rehabilitation Special Interest Group (VR-SIG) is an extension of the APTA Neurology Section. Its membership focus is centered on supporting the practice of physical therapists and physical therapy assistants who treat patients with vestibular related disorders. By providing a network of collaboration and education, the group fosters opportunities to highlight and build solid foundations of clinical practice to provide care and management of patients with balance and movement disorders relating to vestibular deficits.
- Acoustic Neuroma Association (ANA): ANA provide information and networking support for pre- and post-treatment acoustic neuroma patients. Patients with an acoustic neuroma often complain of imbalance after the surgical treatment and require the services of physical therapy.
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National Council on Aging (NCOA): If you are an older adult or caregiver of a senior, we have tools and resources to help you stay independent. Find information on the topics you care about most, like falls prevention, chronic disease, benefits, jobs, and more.
National Institute of Health (NIH) - Falls and Older Adults: If you or an older person you know has fallen, you're not alone. More than one in three people age 65 years or older falls each year. The risk of falling -- and fall-related problems -- rises with age. For more information on fall risk and prevention strategies, visit this valuable website.
Timothy Hain, MD - Dizziness and Balance Website: This is an excellent resource to understand the various balance and vestibular disorders.
Vestibular Disorders Association (VEDA): More than 35% of US adults aged 40 years and older (69 million people) experience vestibular dysfunction at some point in their lives; many of them go on to develop a chronic vestibular disorder. For almost 30 years, VEDA has been a highly respected source of scientifically credible information on vestibular disorders. Through our publications and online community, VEDA has reached literally millions of vestibular patients with critical information and support.
- Directory of Medical Providers: This is a link through the VEDA website on national medical providers and professionals who specialize in the management of dizziness associated with vestibular disorders. If you are looking for a specific FYZICAL Therapy and Balance Center provider in your state or area, please visit the Location tab on this website.