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Balance Assessment and Treatment Program — Conditions We Treat

The following conditions are some of the most common conditions treated by specialists in this area. These specialists offer expert care for many other related medical problems. If you need care for a condition not listed here, please call (888) 352-RUSH (7874) to find a doctor who can help you.

  • Balance Disorders

    Balance disorders are conditions that make a person feel dizzy, lightheaded or otherwise unsteady. Common symptoms of balance disorders include vertigo (a spinning sensation), dizziness, lightheadedness or faintness.
  • Concussion is a form of traumatic brain injury. When a person suffers a bump, blow or jolt to the head, the brain can shift and hit the inside of the skull.
  • Corticobasal Degeneration

    Corticobasal degeneration is a progressive neurological disorder in which parts of the brain break down. This degeneration includes parts of the brain involved in information processing (cerebral cortex) and movement (basal ganglia). Corticobasal degeneration symptoms can be similar to some Parkinson’s disease symptoms, such as slowness and rigidity.
  • Neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) is a genetic disorder that causes noncancerous tumors to grow in the nervous system.
  • Parkinsonism

    Parkinsonisms are disorders that cause symptoms similar to those caused by Parkinson’s disease. Parkinsonisms include multiple system atrophy, progressive supranuclear palsy and cortiobasal degeneration.
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

    Progressive supranuclear palsy is a parkinsonism, or disease that causes symptoms similar to those caused by Parkinson’s disease. Its first symptoms are often staggering and frequent falls. Other symptoms include growling speech and a startled facial expression.
  • Vertigo is a sensation of motion — a feeling that you are spinning or moving while standing still, or that the world is spinning around you. Some people describe vertigo as a feeling of dizziness.