Do you feel dizzy or feel like you’re going to fall or lose your balance?
Balance problems can be a significant health concern, older people are at greater risk of falls and fractures.
Problems with balance may result from neurological medical conditions such as:
- Parkinson’s disease,
- Multiple sclerosis
- Medication side effects
- Muscle weakness
- Joint stiffness
- Inner ear issues.
How Physical Therapy can help
At Vita, our Physical Therapists begin by identifying the root cause of your balance problems and will conduct a complete evaluation to assess your condition. Your therapist will also check your physical abilities by assessing your movement, strength, coordination, and visual tracking. Personalized physical therapy focused on addressing balance issues may include:
- Fall risk screenings
- Strengthening exercises
- Coordination/proprioception and activities to promote balance
- Assisted stretching and exercise to improve flexibility
- Reactive balance training
- Gait training