- Requard Center for Acute Rehabilitation
- Acute Care Rehabilitation Services
- The Balance Center
- Lokomat Robotic Gait Rehabilitation
- Orthopedic Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Center
- Hand Therapy
- Lymphedema Rehabilitation
- Musculo-Skeletal/Manual Physical Therapy
- Speech - Language Pathology
- Lee Silverman Voice Therapy©
- Shore Health System Swallowing Center
- Center for Integrative Medicine
The Balance Center
The act of maintaining an upright posture in standing or locomotion.
Morris Effron, MD, radio interview
Morris Effron, MD, Medical Director for the Balance Center, talked about balance and the services available at Shore Health in a WCEI radio interview with Matt Spence. (13 Minutes)
- 1/3 of adults 65 or older report difficulty with balance or walking
- Falls are a leading cause of fatal and non fatal injuries in older adults
- 50% of falls are related to vestibular disorders
Maintaining balance is a multi-systems task
Information is required from:
- The vestibular system ( inner ear)
- The visual system ( eyes )
- The somatosensory systems ( trunk, arms and legs)
Because of the complexity of the balance system the assessment and treatment of patients with balance problems can be difficult.
The Balance Center at Shore Health System assists physicians and other health care providers in the treatment of patients with balance problems associated with dizziness, vertigo, musculoskeletal disorders and neurologic conditions.
The Balance Center uses the latest world class technology to provide comprehensive and targeted treatment plans to address balance problems.
Our use of the Neurocom SmartEquitest technology is key to the development of a complete balance impairment picture.
Balance Disorders require a targeted treatment
- targeted treatment means working on the right thing at the right time
- checking progress means that treatment plans can be adjusted if needed
- Regaining stable balance means safer activity, reducing the risk of secondary problems.
The Balance Center is led by Medical Director Dr. Effron and is staffed with specially trained Physical therapists, occupational therapist, speech language pathologist, audiologist and a Nurse Case Manager.
- Neurocom testing and training
- Vestibular Rehabilitation
- Canalith repositioning
- Balance Training
- Physical Therapy (PT)
- Occupational Therapy (OT)
- Speech Language Therapy (ST)
Balance Training has been shown to benefit those affected with:
- chronic diseases
- Chronic imbalance
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Joint Replacements
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Vestibular disorders
Contact us at:
- The Balance Center
- 15 Sunburst Center
- Cambridge, MD 21613
- Phone: 410-221-0029 (Direct)
410-228-5511, ext. 2122
- Fax: 410-221-2984