Falls due to balance issues are a common problem for older adults, often resulting in moderate to severe injuries. However, physical therapy can help reduce the risk of falling by improving balance, mobility, and strength. Our team of physical therapists can assess the cause of your balance issues and develop an individualized program tailored to your needs.
Balance issues can be caused by several factors, including weakness, joint stiffness, inner ear problems, lack of consistent exercise, or issues related to aging. Medical conditions such as arthritis, stroke, MS, and Parkinson’s disease can also increase the chances of a fall.
The main goals of physical therapy for balance and fall prevention are:
Our physical therapy team provides a full balance assessment to evaluate the cause of your balance issues and develop a personalized balance and strengthening regimen for you. We’ll work with you to improve your confidence and get you back to the activities you love.
Don’t let balance issues limit your mobility and independence. If you’re experiencing problems with balance or have an increased fear of falling, contact our team to schedule a balance assessment and start your personalized physical therapy program today.