Balance problems can take a major toll on your everyday activity. If you have difficulty maintaining stable, upright positions while moving or sitting, you may have balance problems. You aren’t alone – 3/4 of Americans 70 or older are diagnosed with abnormal balance. At Momentum Physical Therapy, we craft custom physical therapy treatment plans to improve the strength, stability and mobility of our patients in and around San Antonio. Below are only a few of the conditions or injuries that may affect your balance:
Roughly 20% of patients who suffer from dizziness or vertigo have BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo). Momentum Physical Therapy provides rehabilitation services to patients with vertigo. Patient education, strengthening, safety awareness, posture and balance exercise, walking exercise, and special techniques that affect sensory and balance centers of the brain and limbs are all important components of our rehabilitation program.
Our San Antonio physical therapists create individualized plans to treat each patient’s balance problems. Based on the source of the balance problem, which could result from inner ear, muscle, joint, vision issues or more, different measures will be taken. The ultimate goal is to improve the patient’s strength and mobility for improved balance and a reduced risk of falling. This is achieved through manual physical therapy, prescribed exercises and patient education.