Being able to control your balance, muscle movements, and bladder can have a large impact on your quality of life, especially as you age. The Balance & Mobility Clinic provides services to help you stay balanced, recover from a concussion, and prevent urinary incontinence (urinating uncontrollably).
Our specialists use many types of physical therapy to help you regain balance, build strength, and control your bladder.
Conditions We Treat
Balance & Falls
Falls are common after age 65, but we shouldn't think they are a normal part of the aging process. A physical therapist is trained to examine if you have walking and balance problems and conduct a risk assessment to see if you are likely to fall. Learn more.
Vestibular (Inner Ear) Disorders
The vestibular system - the delicate nerves and channels inside your inner ear - communicates messages to your brain to help your body feel balanced. Vestibular disorders cause dizziness and make it difficult to stay balanced. Vestibular rehabilitation can improve the symptoms of dizziness, as well as any balance problems you may have. Learn more.
After a stroke, it's important for your muscles to relearn skills they have forgotten after a stroke damages certain parts of your brain. Our physical therapists specialize in treating disabilities caused by motor and sensory problems to help you regain control over your motor (muscle) functions. Learn more.
Concussions - head injuries than can affect your mood and memory - can also affect your balance. But with physical therapy and exercise, you can reduce dizziness and balance problems. Learn more.
Urinary Incontinence & Pelvic Floor Disorders
Urinary incontinence (or leaking urine uncontrollably) occurs when the muscles in your pelvic floor are stressed or spasm. Our physical therapists can recommend treatments to strengthen your pelvic muscles, giving you more control over when (and where) you go to the bathroom. Learn more.
Jim’s chief clinical interests are Parkinson's disease rehabilitation, balance training, vestibular rehabilitation and male and female pelvic floor muscle rehabilitation. He is a member of the Deep Brain Stimulation Team at the University Health Sciences Center. In this capacity, he assesses the motor effects of levodopa in individuals with Parki... Read More
Grayson Doar, DPT, received a BS in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Utah. Grayson is currently practicing at the faculty-run University of Utah Balance and Mobility Clinic focusing on the many causes of dizziness and balance and falls prevention. She works mainly... Read More
Heather Hayes, DPT, NCS, PhD is a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) with advanced certification as a neurologic clinic specialist (NCS). She specializes in the treatment and research of individuals with any neurological disorders, including but not limited to; Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinsonsim, ALS, balance and vestibular disorders.... Read More
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