Solutions for Balance Disorders/Fall Prevention
Balance disorders typically result from different medications, certain medical conditions and problems with the brain, inner ear and vestibular system. Contrary to popular belief, balance disorders can affect people of all ages, not just older adults.
If you suffer from a balance disorder, you may have dizziness or feel unsteady on your feet. Patients report various sensations of floating, spinning and moving even when they are lying down, sitting or standing.
We have helped many patients with such conditions as:
- Parkinson’s disease
- Multiple sclerosis (MS)
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Spinal cord injury (SCI)
- Ménière’s disease (poor fluid flow in the inner ear) or benign proximal positional vertigo (BPPV)
Medications can have unwanted side effects
While some anti-nausea medications can and do relieve the symptoms of some balance disorders, they can also cause drowsiness and make it impossible to drive or operate machinery. That’s why more people with balance problems should seek qualified, experienced balance training. In addition to solving those problems without medication, we educate patients about fall prevention.
Our therapists are all experienced with balance disorders. They develop customized, evidence-based treatment plans that include highly specialized exercises designed to help decrease feelings of dizziness and nausea.
They will also teach you how to navigate through daily activities such as, all of which can increase your risk of falling:
- Climbing stairs
- Using the bathroom
- Getting in and out of a car