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Cornerstone VNA Clinicians Achieve Vestibular Certification

Cornerstone VNA is proud to announce that three of its senior Rehabilitation clinicians have achieved vestibular certification from the American Institute of Balance.

According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, “Dizziness and vertigo are symptoms of a vestibular balance disorder. Balance disorders can strike at any age but are most common as you get older.” According to the National Institutes of Health, dizziness is the #1 complaint of persons aged seventy and older and #3 for all age groups, only preceded by backache and headache. The newly vestibular certified team includes Karen Krause, PT, COS-C, AIB-VRC, Rehab Manager, Lisa Matthews, PT, AIB-VRC, Rehab Coordinator, and Cornelius Donnelly, DPT, AIB-VRC.

Matthews explains, “Dizziness is so prevalent in our community. It can affect patients of any age and level of mobility. These patients are often underdiagnosed and underserved. Vestibular Rehab Certification allows us to effectively identify, diagnose, and treat them to reduce and potentially resolve their symptoms and significantly impact their quality of life. Improvement in function and fall reduction can often take place even within a few treatments, allowing patients to experience positive changes very quickly.”

This Vestibular Rehabilitation certified team adds to the depth and breadth of expert care that the team at Cornerstone VNA provides for their patients. According to Julie Reynolds, President/CEO, “Increasingly, patients are discharged to home with more complex conditions than ever before, which requires a unique and diverse skillset. As a result, we continue to invest in certifying our clinicians to ensure excellence and implement innovative technology to create efficiencies and improve patient outcomes.”

The highly skilled Rehabilitation Team at Cornerstone VNA also includes clinicians trained in the modalities of Lymphedema, Lee Silverman Voice Training (LSVT) for Parkinson’s patients, Wound Care, and Behavioral Health.

Cornerstone VNA currently serves Rockingham, Strafford, Belknap, and Carroll Counties in New Hampshire and York County in Maine. The team at Cornerstone VNA provides award-winning care and support through five distinct programs: Home Care, Hospice Care, Palliative Care, Life Care-Private Duty, and Community Care. For 110 years, Cornerstone VNA has been committed to providing services to people of all ages so that families can stay together at home, even when facing the challenges of aging, surgical recovery, chronic or life-threatening illnesses, or end-of-life care. To learn more about Cornerstone VNA, visit www.cornerstonevna.org or call 800-691-1133.

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