While losing your balance from time to time is normal for anyone, you may be suffering from an issue related to the vestibular system or another balance-related condition if you find that you lose your balance abnormally often. Physicians and Physical Therapists often work together with other specialties, like ENTs, to assist with diagnosing and treating vestibular and balance issues. Most often, it is a dysfunction of the vestibular system.
What Causes a Lack of Balance?
A common cause of balance problems is vestibular dysfunction. Some of the symptoms of vestibular dysfunction include the following:
- Blurred vision
- Feeling off balance
This can occur in an acute injury. Still, the vestibular system naturally deteriorates over time, which is why many people will find problems with their balance as they age. If you are experiencing these symptoms, it may be a sign that you have suffered damage to the vestibular system, and your doctor may recommend balance therapy.
Just as you learned to balance when you were a child, it can be known again to compensate for your lack of balance due to complications. This is called balance therapy or vestibular rehabilitation therapy.
Your therapist will devise a plan for you to perform exercises that will help build your balance again. While repairing damage to the vestibular system can be difficult, your body can be trained to better compensate for your lack of balance.
If you suffer from a lack of balance due to a condition or injury, you know that it can severely hinder your quality of life. Likewise, struggling with something like damage to the vestibular system can make all areas of your life more difficult.
Call Country Roads Physical Therapy Today!
At Country Roads Physical Therapy, we have the tools and the knowledge to help you relearn balance again and equip you to live the life you deserve.
Balance therapy has more benefits than gaining independence, although that is one of our main goals. Balance therapy helps to strengthen muscles that help you walk and stay balanced. We used customized, hands-on treatment to help you remain confident in gaining your independence back. In addition, Country Roads Physical Therapy offers a friendly, supportive atmosphere to help patients reach their full potential. Balance therapy helps elderly patients, those with neurological disabilities, and those with trouble staying balanced. Contact us today to find the perfect balance therapy.