What is balance testing?

Balance testing is an inclusive evaluation used to pinpoint the causes of balance disorders. It involves several tests that examine the function of the inner ear, eyes, and brain - all crucial components in maintaining balance. Balance testing aims to identify any weaknesses or issues in these systems that could lead to dizziness, vertigo, or balance problems.

What is the test like?

Balance testing is typically carried out through a series of tests, each designed to evaluate a different aspect of balance. These may include:

  • Videonystagmography (VNG): This test employs video goggles to track eye movements, which can provide information about the function of the inner ear and brain.
  • Posturography: In this test, you'll stand on a moving platform and attempt to maintain your balance under various conditions.
  • Rotational chair test: This test involves you sitting in a computer-controlled chair that moves slowly in a circular motion. Your eye movements are observed to see how your inner ear reacts to the movement.
  • Audiometry: This test measures your hearing ability, as hearing and balance are both regulated by the inner ear.
  • Vestibular-evoked myogenic potentials (VEMP) test: This evaluates the health of specific balance nerves and pathways.
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Am I a candidate?

If you're dealing with symptoms like unsteadiness, frequent falls, dizziness, vertigo, difficulty focusing, or blurred vision, you might be a candidate for balance testing. These symptoms can be indicators of a balance disorder.

How your ears influence your balance

Your inner ears, eyes, and body collaborate as part of a complex neurological system that regulates your equilibrium and balance. Information from your eyes, ears, and body is transmitted to your brain, which determines your position in space. If this intricate vestibular system isn't functioning correctly, you may experience dizziness, vertigo, imbalance, motion sickness, disequilibrium, and anxiety. Poor balance can lead to falls, resulting in severe and potentially life-threatening injuries.


Louisania ENT Specialists proudly offers the FYZICAL® Therapy and Balance Center, specializing in treating issues related to dizziness, vertigo, and balance. Our physical therapists are dedicated to evaluating your body, tracing your symptoms back to their root source, and focusing on your individualized goals. Your treatment plan is designed not only to address your symptoms but also to equip you with the tools and strategies you need to embrace life to the fullest.

Louisiana ENT FYZICAL therapy services

Our Louisania ENT physical therapists specialize in treating balance, vestibular, and inner ear disorders. Their expertise goes beyond merely improving balance; they also restore mobility. Every treatment plan is customized to meet your unique needs. Our services include:

  • Individualized balance therapy programs
  • Sensory testing and treatment using Bertec computerized dynamic posturography
  • Canalith testing and treatment (commonly known as "crystal problems")
  • Oculomotor assessment and treatment
  • Concussion and vestibular therapy
  • Safe balance training using a Solo Step overhead harness and rail system featuring over 100 feet of track

Is your quality of life suffering due to balance issues?

If dizziness, vertigo, or balance issues affect your quality of life, seeking professional help is essential. At Louisania ENT, we're committed to providing compassionate and personalized care to help you regain your balance and enjoy life to the fullest. Our dedicated ENT specialists will evaluate your condition, create a customized treatment plan, and guide you to better balance and well-being. Contact Louisania ENT Specialists today and take the first step towards a life free from dizziness and balance problems.

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Why choose us for balance testing?

Louisania ENT Specialists, a leading network of ENT providers, is committed to providing world-class medical and surgical care for conditions affecting the ear, nose, throat, and breathing passageways. With a team of over 25 fellowship-trained and board-certified physicians and specialists across six locations, Louisania ENT offers an unprecedented level of care. 

The practice operates with a patient-first philosophy, treating everyone with compassion, understanding their unique needs, and empowering them with knowledge about their ENT health. As the largest ENT group in Louisiana, Louisania ENT Specialists emphasizes timely, attentive, and personalized care, fostering a family-like culture among its independent physicians united by a shared goal of excellence.

With 6 convenient locations around the Louisiana area, we're never far away.

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