Balance and Falls program

Balance and Falls Program

The Balance and Falls program is a comprehensive program designed to assess and treat patient with balance and fall issues. The program includes physical therapy for exercise, posture, and safety education. Occupational therapy services may be indicated for additional adaptive equipment needs.

University Rehabilitation Center
Upstate University Hospital - Downtown Campus
Rm. N2104, 750 East Adams Street
Syracuse, NY 13210
Map & direction
Phone: 315 464-6543
Fax: 315 464-4753
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 7:30am-4:30pm
Physical Therapy at IHP
Institute For Human Performance
1st Fl., 505 Irving Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13210
Map & direction
Phone: 315 464-6543
Fax: 315 464-4753
Hours: Mon. Wed. Fri. - 7am-4:30pm, Tues. Thurs. - 7am-6pm
Physical Therapy at Bone & Joint Center
Upstate Bone and Joint Center
Suite 201, 6620 Fly Road
East Syracuse, NY 13057
Map & direction
Phone: 315 464-6543
Fax: 315 464-4753
Hours: Mon. Wed. Fri. - 8am-4:30pm, Tues. Thurs. - 8am-6pm
Physical Therapy at Manlius
Manlius Health Center
Suite 200, 102 West Seneca Street
Manlius, NY 13104
Map & direction
Phone: 315 464-6543
Fax: 315 464-4753
Hours: Mon. Wed. Fri. - 8am-4:30pm, Tues. Thurs. - 7:30am-6pm

Who Would Benefit from the Program?

Individuals with a history of falls and gait disturbances including those with osteoporosis, back pain, neuropathy, post hip and knee replacements, generalized weakness, and neurological disorders will benefit from this program.

What to expect from Therapy

A complete evaluation will be conducted during the initial visit. This evaluation may include a variety of tests to measure your strength, endurance, gait speed, balance, and joint movement. In addition to testing, a detailed history of your lifestyle, activity level, and home environment is conducted to help provide appropriate treatment.

A supervised exercise program, specific to your individual needs will be conducted. Strengthening and flexibility, coordination, balance and agility exercises, and core strengthening exercises on specialized equipment will enhance your therapy goals. You will receive detailed diagrams of exercises, proper body mechanics, and safety and fall prevention techniques for your home program. The goal of the program is to decrease the risk of falls, increase activity level, and improve safety awareness.

Preparing for your Visit

  • Wear loose clothing (slacks are recommended to allow ease with exercise and movement).
  • Wear supportive shoes
  • Bring a list of all medications
  • Bring or wear your glasses and hearing aides
There are balance specialists at all locations.

A physician's referral is required for examination and treatment within this program.

Providers

Karen L Kemmis, PT
Karen L Kemmis, PT
315 464-8668

Samantha L Morin, PT, DPT
Samantha L Morin, PT, DPT
315 464-8668

Education & Fellowships

  • DPT: Ithaca College, 2009

Carter W Peck, PT, DPT
Carter W Peck, PT, DPT
315 464-8668

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Physical Therapy; Balance and Fall Prevention, Rehab Service; Orthopaedic (Musculoskeletal) Rehabilitation; Orthopedic Physical Therapy

Associations/Memberships

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

Denali R Remonda, PT, DPT
Denali R Remonda, PT, DPT
315 464-8668

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Amputation; Brain Injury; Charcot Marie Tooth Disease (HMSN-1); Multiple Sclerosis (MS); Muscular Dystrophies; Spinal Cord Injury; more

Katharine L Sellers, PT, DPT
Katharine L Sellers, PT, DPT
315 475-1433

Education & Fellowships

  • DPT: Russell Sage College, 2008
  • BA: Russell Sage College, 2006, Biopsychology

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Outpatient Physical Therapy; Spine Pain Treatment; Sports Injury Rehabilitation; Total Joint Replacement, Rehab Service; Vestibular Rehabilitation

Caitlin M Steeves, PT
Caitlin M Steeves, PT
315 464-8668

Education & Fellowships

  • DPT: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2012

Kerry E Walsh, PT, DPT
Kerry E Walsh, PT, DPT
315 464-8668

Education & Fellowships

  • DPT: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2008

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Geriatric Physical Therapy; Geriatrics

Associations/Memberships

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

Lynn T Wiegand, PT
Lynn T Wiegand, PT
315 464-8668