Balance Training

A balance problem exists when an individual has difficulty maintaining a stable and upright position. A range of factors can cause balance problems, including:

  • Muscle weakness
  • Joint stiffness
  • Inner ear problems
  • Certain medications
  • Lack of activity or a sedentary lifestyle
  • Simple aging

Balance problems can also be caused by medical conditions, such as:

  • Stroke
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Brain injury
  • Arthritis
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Cognitive diseases
  • Diabetes

Balance rehabilitation is intended to improve balance, stability, and mobility while reducing your risk for falls. Vestibular rehabilitation addresses vertigo and dizziness. Your treatment may include hands on techniques, strength and balance exercises, gaze stabilization exercises, habituation exercises, and patient education.