Balance Therapy Program
Another of the innovative senior care and rehab programs offered at Mount Carmel is our Balance Master therapy. We are the only short term rehab center in all of Missouri to offer this sophisticated program. Originally developed by NASA to help evaluate the equilibrium of space shuttle crews, it offers the most advanced balance testing and treatment equipment available today. Balance Master is credited with allowing John Glenn to return to space at the age of 77.
Falls are one of the leading reasons older adults are sent to emergency rooms and admitted to hospitals. They often lead to life-limiting complications. The Balance Master program offered to residents and patients of Mount Carmel helps prevent that from happening. Therapists use it to evaluate and treat problems and to identify potential problems. The issues can be related to walking, standing, dizziness or other chronic mobility disorders. The program is also available to patients who participate in outpatient therapy at Mount Carmel.