Sometimes, you can experience dizziness and balance trouble that may result in frequent falling and injury. Many different conditions can cause balance disorders and chronic dizziness.
Our Physical Therapists can meet with you to identify what issues are causing your loss of balance and create a plan to restore your quality of life.
Difficultly walking and balancing are common in older adults. Various conditions are responsible for falls in older adults. Falls often lead to significant injury in elderly people. Weakness or loss of strength due to arthritis, blood circulation troubles, multiple medication use, and inner ear dysfunction are typically to blame. Also, decreased coordination and loss of reaction time contribute to falling and injury.
Balance training and therapeutic exercise conditioning help to significantly improves a person’s balance disorder. When the inner ear is the source of the dizziness, head position maneuvers performed by a Physical Therapist often correct the problem.
When the inner ear is not working correctly, a person will have an unpleasant sensation called Vertigo. Symptoms include, a harsh spinning sensation (dizziness) that involves quick abnormal jerking eye movements. In addition a person may experience nausea, headache, and sometimes vomiting in severe cases.