Fainting and Falling Clinic

Help for Unexplained Faints and Falls

If you or a loved one has ever had an unexplained fainting spell (syncope) or fallen for no apparent reason, you know how frightening it can be. You might not know why it happened and fear it could happen again. Many people who faint or fall end up seeing several doctors over a long time before they ever get a diagnosis. Sometimes, a faint or fall goes unexplained even after many doctor visits.

Don’t be left without answers. Get help at Des Peres Hospital. We’re a comprehensive resource for those who want to identify a cause for their faint or fall as soon as possible. Multiple doctors will work on your case to help ensure you leave with a diagnosis and treatment plan in place.

Causes of Falling and Fainting

Fainting or falling can happen for many reasons, including:

  • Cardiac conditions
  • Neurological causes
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Medication side effects
  • Stress
  • Vertigo

Outpatient Physical Therapy Treatment

Des Peres Hospital’s outpatient physical therapy offers treatment for patients with vertigo and those at risk for falls. Following a thorough examination, we create a personalized course of action to address your needs, which may include:

  • Functional strength and endurance exercises
  • Postural balance strategies
  • Visual compensation strategies
  • Retraining proprioceptive and kinesthetic responses
  • Repositioning maneuvers and habituation techniques for positional vertigo
  • Ocular training to induce vestibular adaption
  • Gaze stabilization exercises
  • Cervical relaxation and stretching

We re-assess your progress at each visit, modifying the therapeutic interventions according to your needs. We also provide you with written home guidelines so you can protect yourself from falls when you’re not with us.

Make an Appointment

To schedule an appointment call us today at (314) 966-9299.