Problems with balance, dizziness, unsteadiness and difficulty walking cause many people to limit their activities and can greatly affect one’s quality of life. Falls due to balance issues can be caused by a number of factors, including weakness, joint stiffness, inner ear problems, the lack of consistent exercise, or simply issues related to aging. Several medical conditions such as arthritis, stroke, MS, and Parkinson’s disease can also increase the chances of a fall.

With more than a third of all U.S. adults 65 and older experiencing a fall each year, with up to 30 percent suffering moderate to severe injuries (according to the CDC), it’s important to take balance issues seriously. Our physical therapists will assess the cause of your balance issues and provide an individualized program with an eye toward strengthening and stabilizing your body.

 

We have specialized training in treating all types of balance and vestibular-system disorders, including:

  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
  • Concussion
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Vestibular neuritis
  • Migraine-related dizziness/vertigo
  • Balance and difficulty walking
  • Postural control

Get Help for Balance and Prevent Falls

with Havelock Physical Therapy

If you’re experiencing problems with balance, have an increased fear of falling, or if you have fallen in the past, our team will provide you with a full balance assessment. From there, we can establish a personalized balance and strengthening regimen for you, providing you with the confidence you need to get back to the activities you love. Call us today to schedule an assessment.