Balance Therapy & Rehabilitation
What is a balance disorder?
More than four out of ten Americans will experience an episode of dizziness significant enough to send them to a doctor. Balance disorders can be caused by certain health conditions, medications, or a problem in the inner ear or the brain. A balance disorder can profoundly impact daily activities.
A balance disorder is a condition that makes you feel unsteady or dizzy. Symptoms vary from short episodes of feeling faint, dizziness with positional changes, a sense of instability, fear of falling or more intense sensation of spinning (vertigo) that can be long-lasting.
Common Diagnoses Treated
- Central Nervous System Disorders
- Age-Related Balance Dysfunction
- Muscle Atrophy
- Nerve Injuries
- Gait Instability
- Frequent Falls
Treatment for Balance Disorders
Treatment of balance disorders can be complex. In theory, you must challenge your balance to improve your balance. Physical therapy can challenge your balance in a safe, controlled environment, providing you with the tools needed to be successful in the community and at home.
How Our Physical Therapists Can Help
The most important part of treating a balance disorder is understanding your diagnosis, the cause of the problem, and how to manage it. Physical therapist directed treatment can assist patients with balance disorders in several ways. As experts in the evaluation and treatment of movement, muscle, joint, and nervous system disorders, our physical therapists can prescribe and implement a variety of treatments.