Constantly feeling unbalanced or dizzy can significantly disrupt a person’s daily life. Simple tasks like going to work, doing household chores, or even getting out of bed can become impossible. Thankfully, physical therapy methods can be a great help in reducing balance and problems when they arise. In this patient education article, we are going to discuss how physical therapy can help people deal with balance issues and dizziness.
What Causes Balance Issues?
Balance issues can make it difficult to perform basic functions like standing, walking, and even sitting. Difficulty balancing can also make a person more susceptible to injury. For these reasons, it’s important to address balance problems when they arise and take action to correct the issue.
There are many factors that can contribute to balance issues, including:
- Inner ear issues
- Muscle weakness
- Medication side-effects
- Brain & Spinal Cord Injury
Sometimes these factors stem from a specific accident or injury. In other cases, they are simply a result of the natural breakdown that comes along with aging.
How Physical Therapy Can Help
If muscle weakness is causing your balance issues, physical therapy can help strengthen weak areas and improve balance. In turn, these exercises will also increase your mobility, flexibility, and reduce your risk of falling and injuring yourself. You may also need to seek the help of an ear doctor and an eye doctor to diagnose any additional issues that are contributing to your imbalance.
OrthoRehab Specialists is dedicated to providing the best possible care for each individual patient. Our physical therapists have over two decades of experience treating patients in the Minneapolis / St. Paul area, as well as Greater Minnesota. We offer direct access to physical therapy and work closely with referring providers to make sure all of a patient’s needs are taken care of. If you are experiencing balance issues or dizziness that is impacting your daily life, contact us today to set up your appointment. We have clinic locations in Minneapolis and Edina and are fully prepared to provide you the care that you need.