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Located at UM Shore Comprehensive Rehabilitation in Cambridge, Shore Regional Health's Balance Center is the only comprehensive balance center on the Eastern Shore.

The Balance Center team is led by Program Medical Director/Otolaryngologist Morris Z. Effron, MD, with the assistance of Clinical Specialist/Physical Therapist Kelly Marchetti, MSPT, Vestibular Therapy Certified. With other rehabilitation professionals, the team assists physicians in the treatment of patients with balance problems associated with dizziness/vertigo, musculoskeletal disorders and neurologic conditions.

Balance retraining includes a variety of approaches to improve balance and stability and decrease fall risk. Focusing on education/coaching, strengthening of key muscle groups to improve balance skills and integrating the function of all three balance systems (vision, sensory, vestibular), the Balance Center's services include:

  • A comprehensive physical therapy evaluation
  • Computerized dynamic posturography testing
  • A protocol based highly individualized physical therapy plan of care for vestibular rehabilitation and balance retraining.

Read more about our Bertec Balance Advantage