Regain Balance, Build Your Strength, & Control Your Bladder
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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.
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Lennie earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Utah in 2018. She is currently a faculty advisor for the Student Wellness Board, and is a board member on the Utah Falls Prevention Coalition, as well as the Mountain West Parkinson Initiative. Lennie began working as a physical therapist at the University Balance and Mobility Clinic in 2018, evaluating and treating those with neurologic conditions, vestibular dysfunction, and balance deficits.
Jordyn has been a licensed physical therapist assistant for 5 years. Jordyn began her work at the Balance & Mobility Clinic in June of 2018. She has experience in a variety of practice settings, but found a love for work in neurological rehabilitation and balance training during one of her clinical rotations. Jordyn is a certified LSVT BIG Instructor for Parkinson's Disease.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.