Do you experience bouts of dizziness or often feel off-balance? You may be dealing with a balance disorder. Balance disorders can impede your independence, increase your fall risk, and limit your ability to perform leisure activities. At Provident Physical Therapy, we offer balance therapy to uncover and treat the underlying cause of balance problems while significantly improving their quality of life and ability to function.
WHAT ARE BALANCE DISORDERS?
The structures in your inner ear are part of the vestibular system, which is the system in charge of maintaining your sense of balance or equilibrium. Sustaining trauma to the inner ear can negatively affect your balance, but there are several causes of balance issues, including:
- Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
- Vestibular Neuritis
- Meniere’s Disease
- Brain Tumors
Balance disorders can impact patients of all age groups. The most prevalent signs of balance disorders include dizziness or vertigo, spatial disorientation, nausea, and jumpy vision. Fortunately, balance therapy can improve the majority of imbalance symptoms.
Balance therapy is a highly specialized, exercise-based program that aims to improve balance and reduce problems related to vestibular disorders. At Provident Physical Therapy, our experienced therapists will create a program that facilitates your return to a full and independent life. Our balance rehabilitation programs are designed according to your unique diagnosis and the severity of your problem. Most treatments involve exercises designed to retrain your brain to process balance more accurately and improve the balance information your brain receives. Some of the benefits of balance therapy include:
- Increased stability during walking.
- Reduced risk of falls.
- Stabilized vision and gait.
- Improved symptoms of dizziness.
If you are experiencing problems with balance and dizziness, balance therapy may be right for you. At Provident Physical Therapy, our team is dedicated to helping you return to a balanced life. Be sure to contact us today to request an appointment!