If you're looking for a course on Post Concussion Syndrome (PCS), you've come to the right place. I would encourage you to read about the experience of the faculty prior to selecting a course. Dr. Kim Fox teaches for Education Resources, LLC who is well respected in the world of professionals-teaching-professionals. To learn more about this course or other courses offered by Education Resources, LLC and Dr. Kim Fox, DPT, go to www.educationresourcesinc.com/course-details/rehab-for-vestibular-balance-and-related-symptons-post-concussion-syndrome
Western Carolina Physical Therapy manages the Asheville Balance & Vestibular Center. A multi-discipline approach to solving your problems with balance, dizziness, concussions, and vertigo.
Physicians, Therapists, Audiologist, Nutritionists, and more. All under one roof for your convenience.
Our vision has been to create a Balance & Vestibular Center that provides the kind of quality patients deserve.
It's been several years in the making and now it's a reality.
The Asheville Balance & Vestibular Center is now open!
We specialize in treating patients with balance issues, dizziness, concussions, and vertigo.
Asheville Balance & Vestibular Center
1000 Centre Park Drive
Asheville, NC 28805
Phone (828) 505-2664
Fax (828) 505-2560
We do not require a referral and most insurances are accepted. We also offer Same Day Payment discounts!
It is important to know that Vestibular Disorders such as BPPV (a cause of vertigo) must be properly addressed before balance treatment can be effective. It is not uncommon to hear that patients have been prescribed medications like Meclizine to reduce their motion sickness or vertigo. While this does treat the symptoms (sometimes), it does not fix the problem. The problem can be caused by a number of factors. The most common of which, is when calcium carbonate crystals called otoconia have fallen into one or several of the semicircular canals. Techniques to put the otoconia back in place are often referred to as canalith repositioning maneuvers. It is imperative that the offending canal be correctly identified in order to choose the correct treatment technique and to have the most prompt and effective treatment.Successful resolution of symptoms can often be achieved in 1-3 treatments but largely depends on the experience of the clinician’s skills.
Asheville Balance & Vestibular Center uses Frenzel Video Goggles to record eye movements in both room light (with fixation) and in total darkness (without fixation).Abnormal eye movements, which are perceived by the patient as spinning (vertigo) or falling, can be caused by the brain, the inner ear or connections between the two. Some disorders do not require the use of video goggles to diagnose, if you have a skilled and knowledgeable clinician evaluating you. However, evaluating eye movements under Frenzel Video Goggles often enables a more accurate diagnosis to be reached.This is a highly specialized field that takes serious education and experience to become proficient.
Before choosing a provider to evaluate and treat your vertigo or dizziness, ensure you have chosen a qualified provider who is knowledgeable in the field, preferably who has specialized in treating vertigo and who has several years of experience working with vestibular patients. In addition, when necessary, the right equipment being used can also save you time and money! Common responses from our patients are, "I can't believe you cured me! I've spent over 6 months on medication that didn’t work” or “I was previously told that I just had to live with it and that this sometimes happens with getting older.” Some vestibular disorders are easily treatable when they have been properly diagnosed. We are working to better educate people regarding the treatment process and how important it is to be properly diagnosed by someone who has the right education and experience.
"When seeking a specialist to diagnose and treat your vestibular disorder, inquire if they use Frenzel Video Goggles. If they don’t even know what they are, run the other direction. Frenzel Video Goggles are a valuable tool to aid in correctly diagnosing your problem. Additionally, they are instrumental in educating you about your condition. It is much easier to understand why you are experiencing symptoms once you can actually see the problem."
Patients treated at the Asheville Balance & Vestibular Center can feel confident that they have chosen a quality care provider. Each of our physical therapist who treats Vestibular Disorders has been mentored by Dr. Kim Fox, PT, DPT who has the education, experience, and reputation for quality care. She is only provider in the area that is a member of the Vestibular Disorders Association (VEDA) and has a certificate in advanced vestibular rehabilitation therapy.
A question and answer follow up session will be held on April 17th from 1:30pm - 2:15pm at the Cheshire Fitness Club. If you attended the recent free balance testing and fall risk assessment, this is an opportunity to learn more about what your scores mean. The public is also welcome to attend and ask questions pertaining to balance and falls.
September 16-22 - Get A Free Balance Screening
In support of the Vestibular Disorders Association "Defeat Dizziness" campaign during Balance Awareness Week, the Asheville Balance & Vestibular Center will be providing free balance screenings. Call BEFORE you fall. Schedule an appointment today by calling (828) 298-0493.
WNC now has access to a support group to help those who suffer from poor balace, dizziness, vertigo, and other vestibular related conditions and illnesses. The support group meets on the first Wednesday in January, April, July, and October from 5pm-6:30pm and provides an opportunity to meet other people facing similar challenges. Attendees are provided educational information, materials, and access to medical resources which may help improve their condition. Guest speakers periodically provide lectures on topics of interest. The meetings also provide an opportunity to communicate directly with providers who have experience with balance and vestibular disorders and rehabilitation.
For more information, visit: AshevilleBalanceandVestibular.com/support.html
Contact Name: Dr. Kim Fox, PT, DPT
On July 12, 2013 Kim Fox, PT, DPT will be a guest speaker providing information on diabetic neuropathy and balance to participants at the Land of Sky Regional Council hosted by pharmacist Sandi Bryant of Americare Pharmacy. A series of topics will be provided in support of the Diabetes Workshop from 8:30am - 4:00pm.
The Asheville Balance & Vestibular Center is owned by Western Carolina Physical Therapy and operated by Dr. Kim Fox, PT, DPT who is a Certified & Advanced Vestibular Therapist.
The Asheville Balance & Vestibular Center is proud to provide educational based workshops, news, articles, and seminars, to community member so they can make the best possible healthcare decisions. The Asheville Balance & Vestibular Center is owned by Western Carolina Physical Therapy and operated under the direction of Dr. Kim Fox, PT, DPT, Advanced Vestibular Therapist.