Balance Restoration Through Physical Therapy

November 22, 2017

 

Balance Problems

 

Do you have trouble standing upright? Do you sometimes catch yourself from falling? Balance problems cause dizziness and can make you feel like you or the world around you is moving although you are standing upright. These balance problems can lead to falls and even broken bones. Our physical therapy in Ronkonkoma can help restore your balance.

 

Factors That May Cause Balance Problems:

  • Joint stiffness

  • Inner ear problems

  • Depression/high blood pressure medications

  • Sedentary lifestyle

  • Aging

 

Medical Conditions That May Cause Balance Problems:

  • Arthritis

  • Diabetes

  • Spinal cord injury

  • Brain injury

  • Parkinson’s disease

  • Multiple sclerosis

 

How is it diagnosed?

 

Our physical therapist in Ronkonkoma will evaluate you and learn about your medical history. Detailed questions will be asked about your condition and how you are feeling such as:

 

  • How many times a week or month do think you experience imbalance?

  • When you experience imbalance, are you doing a certain activity?

  • How many times have you fallen in the past year?

  • Do you take medications?

  • When was the last time you had an eye or ear checkup?

  • Do you exercise daily? If so, what do you do?

  • Do you have any known medical conditions?

  • Are you under physician care?


 

How can physical therapy help?

 

Physical therapists are experts in prescribing active movement techniques and physical exercise to improve strengthening, stretching, proprioception exercises, visual tracking, and inner ear retraining. Since balance most often derives from one of those expertise’s, a physical therapist knows what to look for and how to look for it.

 

Our physical therapists in Ronkonkoma will treat your balance problems by identifying its causes and thereafter designing an individualized treatment program to address your specific needs, including home exercises to help you.

 

Using a physical therapist will help you:

  • Reduce fall risk

  • Improve mobility

  • Improve balance

  • Improve strength

  • Improve flexibility

  • Increase activity levels

 

If you have any further questions regarding Balance Restoration, do not hesitate to contact us.

 

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