Physical Therapy

The Balance Center has a variety of Physical Therapy options for patients suffering from Balance Problems. These include:

  • Balance training – This is used to improve both static and dynamic standing balance.
  • Vestibular rehabilitation – This is used to normalize vestibular responses. It promotes central nervous system compensation for inner ear deficits.
  • Therapeutic exercise – This is used to increase range of motion, strength or endurance in any or all extremities and the trunk.
  • Gait training – This is used to improve a person's ability to ambulate and perform stairs either with or without an assistive device. Also utilized to normalize gait patterns and reduce gait deviations.
  • Postural exercise – These are used to reduce postural abnormalities caused by muscle imbalances, muscle weakness or inflexible muscles or soft tissue.
  • Falls prevention strategies – These techniques are used to reduce the likelihood of falls. This includes addressing environmental issues both inside and outside of the home.
  • Neuro-muscular re-education – These exercises and activities are designed to help re-train patients with neuro-muscular deficits such as poor motor control, incoordination, abnormal muscle tone, or proprioceptive deficits.
  • Manual therapy – This includes manipulation of a joint and it's capsule to increase range of motion, normalize soft tissue length, and/or decrease pain.
  • Home exercise programs – These are used to reinforce the activities, exercises and strategies that are utilized during treatment sessions.