Vestibular & Balance Program
The Vestibular & Balance Program at MUSC is widely recognized as South Carolina’s premier clinic for patients with vertigo, dizziness, and other balance-related disorders. The program’s patients have access to sophisticated testing equipment, experienced audiologists, and physicians with expertise in the vestibular and balance disorders. Together, these individuals provide the program with an incredible resource of knowledge, ability and initiative.
For patients that are deemed to be in need of further diagnostic assessment or rehabilitation, the Vestibular & Balance Program has established a solid network of providers, including Neurology and Physical Therapy, to which they can be referred to with total confidence.
Technology & Resources
The Vestibular & Balance Program is the most advanced facility available in South Carolina. Our present capabilities include full diagnostic vestibular assessment that consists of oculomotor, rotational chair, position, and caloric testing. As of this time, MUSC appears to be the only facility in the state that offers rotational chair assessment. In 2005, the overall testing system was updated to the latest version of the hardware and software, thereby greatly enhancing our clinical, research and training capabilities. Efforts are currently in progress to update the existing Equitest posturography test platform, which is the only equipment that is outmoded.
Aside from equipment, the Vestibular & Balance Program also boasts strong relationships with other clinical departments at MUSC that are necessary complements to the overall evaluation and rehabilitation of patients with vestibular and balance disorders.