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Physical Therapy for Balance

Problems with balance can arise as a complication of aging and from various medical conditions. Balance Physical Therapy focuses on decreasing your fall risk by assessing and treating your balance deficits, improving your ability to walk without loss of balance, and teaching you how to do your daily activities safely to minimize falls.

Dizziness is one of the most common reasons people seek medical attention. In physical therapy, we use vestibular rehabilitation exercises to help the brain function better so that the dizziness decreases.

Vertigo can be caused by calcium carbonate crystals in the inner ear becoming loose and abnormally stimulate the balance mechanism. This creates a spinning sensation with certain head movements. Physical therapists provide movements and exercises that can move the crystals so they do not create the vertigo symptoms.

Common Diagnoses

  • Falls
  • Gait instability
  • Dysequilibrium
  • Vertigo
  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)

Specialized Care Services

NeuroCom SMART Balance Master


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