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Physical Therapy for Your Balance Disorder

March 19, 2019

 

 

Physical Therapy for Your Balance Disorder

 

At some point in our lives, we have all been struck with the feeling of becoming unsteady, uncoordinated, or dizzy. Some individuals are hit with this feeling every day as they cope with balance disorders. Balance disorders can be caused by a variety of factors, such as head injuries, migraines, and motion sickness. There are numerous symptoms such as blurred vision, a feeling of confusion or faintness, and a feeling of a spinning sensation. If you or any of your loved ones have been dealing with these symptoms, they may have a balance disorder. Are you looking for a solution? Madison Physical Therapy provides physical therapy in Bay Ridge and has a high level of expertise in treating balance disorders with methods that will improve your overall balance and enhance your health as well.  

 

 

How Can Physical Therapy Help Treat Your Balance Disorder?

 

  • Minimizes the risk of any balance disorder related injury - Before commencing any physical therapy exercise routines, our physical therapists can advise you on how to minimize the risks of balance disorder-related injuries. For instance, our physical therapists will be able to evaluate the type of footwear that you wear and suggest whether or not to change your footwear to help with balance disorders. Our physical therapists will also advise you to avoid any other common household dangers such as loose rugs or inferior lighting.  

 

  • Minimizes the worry of falling - If you are suffering from any balance disorder, it is likely that you often have the tendency to feel dizzy or unsteady on your feet. When you feel dizzy or unsteady on your feet, you have the fear of falling. Once you begin physical therapy and practice the various exercises shown to you during a physical therapy session, you will have greater confidence with how to handle the fear of falling. Not only does our physical therapy assist you in feeling better physically with your balance disorder, but you will feel better mentally with your balance disorder. The worry of falling will be in the rearview mirror once you begin physical therapy.

 

  • Enhancing flexibility and posture - Our physical therapists will decide if any of your muscles are tight. If your muscles are tight, we will provide you with exercises that enable your muscles to stretch. Once you practice these exercises, your flexibility will improve. Our physical therapists will also assess your posture. If you have poor posture, it is likely that your balance will be negatively affected. Our physical therapy in Bay Ridge will provide exercises for your posture, which will assist you in improving your overall balance.

 

  • Practicing balance retraining exercises - Our physical therapists may be able to give you a specialized plan of balance retraining exercises that will assist you in overcoming any issues with balance depending on the intensity of your disorder. It may be suggested that you also utilize a cane to help you balance while practicing your specialized plan of balance retraining exercises.



At Madison Physical Therapy, our physical therapy team excels in the field and is eager to work with you to restore your health. The days of feeling dizzy or unsteady will be long behind you once you begin working with our physical therapists. With convenient hours of operation and close proximity to public transportation, our physical therapy in Bay Ridge is within easy reach of anyone located within the five boroughs. If you are searching for physical therapy in and around the Bay Ridge area, please feel free to contact us today. We are always eager to help and want you to be in the best health possible!

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