As we age our balance and strength decline- it is an unfortunate side effect of living a longer life. Balance is a state of equilibrium with the body. The importance of balance and maintaining good functional ability is largely underestimated. As balance and strength diminish our risk for falling increases, and the potential impact of a fall can be staggering. Balance and walking problems can result from orthopedic conditions, neurological disorders, or a number of injuries that involve the joints, increases and the potential impat of a fall can be staggering. Our ability to balance is determined by 3 different systems and our brains interpretation of that infortmatio recieved: proprioception (body awareness), our vestibular system (inner ear), and visual system. As we get older the acuity of these systems declines as sdoes our ability to adapt to sudden changes in these systems-thus increasing our risk for falling.
Balance and walking problems can result from orthopedic conditions, neurological disorders, or a number of injuries that involve the joints, muscles, and nerves.
FYZICAL Therapy and Balance Center therapists take a whole-body approach to consider whether issues with the spine, hip, knee or feet contribute to imbalances, and they provide intensive one-on-one care to help you achieve the greatest independence possible.
Our balance programs focus on strength, endurance, motion, gait training and coordination for safe walking and preventing falls. If you need the assistance of a cane or walker, FYZICAL therapists will match you with the appropriate device and provide training for safety.
At FYZICAL, we realize how important balance and walking is for independent living, as well as for work activities, exercise, sports and enjoying life in general.
That’s why we provide a range of programs and therapies to evaluate and treat balance disorders, including: