Balance Therapy Program

Balance Therapy Program

Balance Therapy Program

Balance and gait problems can stem from a variety of conditions including orthopedic imbalances or weakness, neurological disorders and inner ear issues. At FYZICAL, we know that balance is core to your wellness. Our skilled team will identify and address the root cause of your imbalance to help you restore your physical stability and coordination while regaining your control and independence.

Poor balance or gait can lead to falls, and falling is a constant worry for seniors and others who have physical challenges. These worries are not unwarranted, as falls are the leading cause of injury-related deaths and serious health problems in the United States.

Benefits of Balance & Gait Training

Balance and gait training works with your neurological, musculoskeletal, and sensory systems to keep them functioning together properly.

With the help of our dedicated team of physical therapists at FYZICAL, you’ll regain your confidence in navigating difficult terrain and learn how to avoid dizzy spells.

Balance and gait training provides a range of health benefits, including:
  • Helps to maintain your independence and carry out your daily activities with less difficulty
  • Reduces your risk of falling and injuries
  • Improves your mobility, stability, and flexibility
  • Strengthens the muscles of your core, lower back, and legs
  • Improves your posture
  • Reduces aches and pains
  • Enhances your athletic performance
  • Reduces your dizziness symptoms
  • Improves your vision stability
  • Improves your confidence navigating difficult terrain
If you or a loved one is concerned about imbalance or could benefit from gait retraining, please contact us today.

The Relationship Between Balance & Gait

Improving your walking skills — technically known as your “gait” — and your balance are interrelated challenges. At FYZICAL, we help you master these skills to decrease your risk of injury while at the same time increasing your confidence and independence.

Balance and gait are two aspects of movement that depend on the interaction of several systems in your body, including:
  • Neurological system - including your brain and nervous systems. Your neurological system controls both the voluntary and involuntary movements of your muscles and the sensory input and feedback from your eyes, ears, and skin. Your neurological system also helps to maintain your posture, coordination, and reflexes, which are crucial for balance and gait.
  • Musculoskeletal system - including your muscles, bones, and connective tissues. Your musculoskeletal system provides structure and support for your body and also allows for movement. Your musculoskeletal system also provides flexibility and stability for your joints, which are crucial for balance and gait.
  • Sensory systems - including the visual (eyes), vestibular (inner ear), and proprioceptive (receptors in the muscles, ligaments, tendons, and joints) systems. Your sensory systems provide information about your body’s position and movement relative to your environment.
These systems need to be functioning together properly to provide you with optimal balance and normal gait. Many conditions, such as arthritis, Meniere’s disease, peripheral neuropathy, and stroke, can interfere with these systems and cause balance and gait disorders.

FYZICAL offers a variety of services to evaluate and treat balance and gait disorders, including:

  • Assessment and Evaluation Programs
  • Balance and Gait Training Programs
  • Fall Prevention and Balance Retraining
  • Manual Therapy
  • Fitness and Wellness Programs
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation
  • Functional Training