Dizziness & Balance Care

If you or a loved one are experiencing severe or life-threatening symptoms, call 911 immediately.

If you experience dizziness, vertigo, or trouble keeping your balance, get care from the professionals at Essentia Health. You can count on our team to discover the cause of your symptoms and help you restore your stability, so you can enjoy a better quality of life.

Dizziness and balance problems can be caused by many things. That’s because your balance is affected by your blood vessels, brain, ears, eyes, joints, muscles, and nerves. Rely on your Essentia care team to pinpoint a possible cause of your symptoms so you can get effective treatment.

When To Get Care

Talk to your primary care provider if you experience symptoms such as:

  • Dizziness
  • Difficulty walking or standing up
  • Hearing changes, such as hearing loss or a ringing in your ears (tinnitus)
  • Feeling like the world around you is spinning (vertigo)
  • Lightheadedness or a floating sensation
  • Poor balance or falls
  • Vision problems, such as sensitivity to light, blurred vision, or trouble focusing your eyes on objects

Your doctor may refer you to a specialist for comprehensive testing.

Team-Based Care

We will work with you and your primary care provider to develop a personalized care plan to meet your needs. Your care team may include:

Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT)

Vestibular rehabilitation therapy (VRT) is a form of physical therapy that uses specialized exercises involving head movement to help you improve your balance, reduce your risk of falls, and enhance your overall well-being.

Dizziness & Balance Clinic in Duluth, MN

Get an accurate, timely diagnosis in one appointment at the Dizziness and Balance Clinic at Essentia Health-Polinsky Medical Rehabilitation Center in Duluth, Minnesota. During a single, extended visit, you’ll get a comprehensive evaluation from an audiologist, physical therapist, and psychologist. Your team then shares the results of your tests with your primary care provider.

Patient Story

Autumn Paulus shares how her care team at Essentia Health adapted their treatment to get her back to ice skating after suffering a concussion.

Ask for a Referral

You’ll need a referral from your primary care provider or a specialist for this service.