Vestibular Therapy (Balance Rehabilitation)


Balance Physical Therapy - Advance Muskego Balance problems make it difficult for people to maintain stable and upright positions when standing, walking, and even sitting. The older you are, the higher risk you are of struggling with balance problems. These problems occur when 1 or more of 4 systems in the body are not working properly:

  • Vision
  • Inner ear
  • Muscular system
  • Awareness of one’s own body position (called “proprioception”) 

A range of factors can cause balance problems, including:

  • Muscle weakness
  • Joint stiffness
  • Inner ear problems
  • Simple aging
  • Certain medications (such as those prescribed for depression and high blood pressure)Coordination Physical Therapy - Muskego
  • Lack of activity or a sedentary lifestyle

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

 

How We Can Help With Balance Problems

We can help treat your balance problems by identifying their causes, and designing an individual treatment program to address your specific needs, including exercises you can do at home. Vestibular rehabilitation is a method of therapy we utilize to improve balance control among elderly individuals with dizziness. This therapy results in: 

  • Reduce fall risk
  • Reduce fear of falling
  • Improve mobility
  • Improve balance
  • Improve strength
  • Improve movement
  • Improve flexibility and posture
  • Increase activity levels