Balance is a crucial aspect of human movement that helps us maintain stability and prevent falls. As we age, the risk of falling increases due to various factors such as decreased strength, vision problems, and vestibular system issues, among others. Falls can have serious consequences, including injuries that can result in hospitalization or even death. However, with proper intervention, falls can be prevented.
At our physical therapy clinics, we are committed to helping individuals achieve their balance goals and prevent falls. Our experienced therapists are trained to conduct a variety of tests to identify the cause of impaired balance. We take a thorough approach to evaluation, and our therapists will develop personalized goals and a therapy program to help you achieve them.
Risk factors that can lead to falls and fear of falling:
- Vision problems
- Vestibular system issues
- And more
Physical therapy can help prevent falls by:
- Taking an active approach to dealing with balance issues
- Providing an effective fall prevention program involving balance training, physical activity, medical management, improving movement strategies, and assessment of environmental conditions
- Regular exercise can help keep muscles strong and joints flexible, leading to improved strength, balance, and walking ability.
Balance Physical Therapy has several benefits, including:
- Decreased dizziness and visual problems
- Reduced likelihood of falls
- Increased activity levels
- Improved strength
If the evaluation reveals that the source of the balance issue is vestibular dysfunction with vertigo, we have developed a program to efficiently treat this debilitating impairment. We test five systems often related to vertigo symptoms and provide a customized treatment plan specific to each patient’s individual needs.
The most common types of vestibular dysfunction include:
- Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
- Vestibular migraine
- Labyrinthitis or vestibular neuritis
- Ménière’s disease
- Age-related dizziness and imbalance
- Vestibular damage due to head injury
Our Physical Therapy clinic is committed to helping individuals achieve their goals, improve their balance, and prevent falls. Contact us to learn more about our services and to schedule an appointment.