For more information, please call 304.526.2076

The Balance Center was established in 2003 by the father and son team of Dr. Joseph B. Touma and Dr. B. Joseph Touma, who joined forces with Cabell Huntington Hospital to create a new center designed to help children and adults with disorders that affect their balance. In addition to the vestibular evaluation system, the center is also equipped with cardiovascular exercise equipment, treadmills, stationary bicycles, weight machines, free weights and other rehabilitation equipment. The Center is staffed with one Physical Therapist and one Occupational Therapist certified in the Herdman Balance Assessment and Training Program and using the Neuro Com diagnostic equipment. The Balance Center is located on the ground level of the Marshall University atrium of Cabell Huntington Hospital and housed within the SMART Center (Specialists in Movement and Rehabilitation Therapies.

We use our balance constantly to conduct most of our daily activities (walking, turning, bending, lifting) Contrary to common belief, loss of balance and mobility are not inevitable as we grow older. Dizziness and balance disorders are common and can affect people of any age, gender, race or socioeconomic group. In most cases, balance can be improved.

Symptoms may include:

  • whirling dizziness with or without nausea
  • lightheadedness
  • unsteadiness
  • imbalance when walking

Balance Center staff reading a monitor

We recognize that balance difficulties are serious and can cause significant problems in conducting daily activities and leading a normal life. The Herdman trained staff at the Balance Center can help identify the cause of your symptoms and devise a personalized treatment program that will improve your balance and increase your functional independence.

A physician’s order is required to schedule the initial appointment. For more information call 304.526.2076.