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Physical Therapy can Improve your Balance!

Balance Disorders and Physical Therapy

A balance disorder is a condition that makes you feel dizzy, or light-headed. You may suddenly feel as if you are spinning or whirling even though you are not moving.  Balance disorders can stem from different health conditions, such as problems in the inner ear or brain.  There are many medical conditions or situations that could cause vertigo or dizziness.


If you are suffering from a balance disorder you may be experiencing dizziness or vertigo, blurred vision, even confusion or disorientation. Balance disorders can greatly affect daily life and cause hardship for a person. Balance disorders can be quite frightening as it increases the risk of falls or injury.


Your sense of balance relies on a series of signals from different organs to your brain.  Organs like your eyes, ears, and even the muscles and touch receptors in the legs, all play a part in assisting your balance. When any of these systems malfunction, you can have issues with your balance.


While treatments can vary and will depend on what is causing your balance issues, physical therapy is often an effective option.  A physical therapist will work with you and help develop a treatment plan to help you cope with your dizzy spells. In certain cases, they may recommend assistive aids which can help prevent falls. A physical therapist can also spot any potential problems with a patient’s strength and posture that may be contributing to their balance issues, and work with them on that.


The team here at Reddy Care Physical & Occupational Therapy has extensive experience in helping patients restore balance. If you or a loved one is experiencing balance issues, give us a call today to schedule a consultation. Don’t delay, get started with your treatment right away!


At Reddy Care Physical and Occupational Therapy, we can get you set up with the right therapist for you. Call today to schedule a consultation!
Reddy Care Great Neck (Great Neck Physical Therapy): 516-829-0030
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