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Balance Problems? We Can Help!

Balance problems occur when there are deficits in any one or more of the following:

  • Vision: ocular deficits
  • Inner Ear: vestibular deficits
  • Musculoskeletal: muscle weakness, joint restriction
  • Proprioception: awareness of your body in space

Symptoms can be varied and may include one or more of the following:

  • Vertigo, dizziness
  • Motion sensitivity
  • Visual disturbances
  • Loss of balance
  • Falling, fear of falling

All of which can contribute to a diminished quality of life, secondary loss of muscle strength and flexibility, increased anxiety, and depression.

A variety of factors can cause balance and vestibular problems including but not limited to the following:

  • Medical conditions such diabetes, arthritis, CVA, brain injury, concussion, MS, Parkinson’s disease
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Muscle weakness
  • Joint mobility restrictions
  • Medications
  • Dehydration
  • General aging
  • Inner ear deficits

How Can Physical Therapy Help?

A physical therapist will conduct a thorough evaluation including an in depth medical history, a physical examination to determine deficits in strength, ROM, sensation, vision, inner ear, balance, gait and falls risk assessment.

Information obtained during the evaluation will be used to develop a personalized plan to address deficits, improve strength and mobility, normalize gait and decrease risk of falls and injury.

Common Physical Therapy Goals:

  • Reduce risk of falls
  • Eliminate or minimize vertiginous symptoms and motion sensitivity
  • Reduce anxiety and fear of falling
  • Improve ROM
  • Increase strength and stability
  • Improve balance and compensatory strategies
  • Improve postural alignment
  • Improve and normalize gait

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