Balance And Vestibular Program Overview

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Contact the Balance and Vestibular Program

  • 1-781-216-2799
  • Fax: 781-216-3155
  • Laura Cadman

It may seem easy, but the simple act of standing up and walking across a room requires significant communication between a child's brain, inner ear and eyes.

When one of those systems isn’t working properly, balance can become very difficult. Trouble with balance can:

  • make a child nauseous
  • cause missed days at school and work
  • hinder important developmental milestones if left untreated in early childhood

The Boston Children's Hospital Program for Balance and Vestibular Research is one of only a handful of pediatric vestibular (balance) programs in the United States. Located at Boston Children's at Waltham, our program has an expert staff with extensive training in both vestibular conditions and in all aspects of pediatrics.

Because vestibular problems can be rooted in many sources, Children's Balance Program uses a multidisciplinary approach to treating balance issues. We have established collaborations with specialists from:


We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

Boston Children's Hospital 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 617-355-6000 | 800-355-7944

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