Balance & Vestibular Problems
Balance disorders are often life-altering and sometimes life-threatening, as they can lead to serious falls. Falls account for up to 80% of all hospital admissions in older adults. Falls are a significant cause of fractures, loss of independence and loss of life. Because of this, all balance disorders should be accurately diagnosed and promptly treated by qualified physical therapists.
Putting your life back in balance.
We are specially trained to detect and treat balance problems caused by neurologic and orthopedic problems as well as inner ear or vestibular disorders. Balance problems can be caused by lower extremity (legs, feet and ankles) deconditioning, weakness and peripheral neuropathies, including diabetic neuropathy.
People who suffer from balance disorders may experience symptoms such as:
- Sensations of Dizziness or Vertigo
- Falling or the Sensation of Falling
- Lightheadedness or Faintness
- Difficulty with Reading or Vision
- Disorientation, Unsteadiness
- Nausea & Vomiting
- Changes in Heart Rate & Blood Pressure
- Fear, Anxiety & Panic
We have had great success with our advanced hands-on treatments and compassionate patient care. We have many patients who are in their 60s, 70s and 80s. And we have given many people back their ability to function each day, along with their quality of life.
Our mission is to help you return to full function quickly and safely. We will educate you about your condition, treatment options and ways to avoid falls and other problems. We will help you improve your strength and conditioning through therapeutic exercise. By making you stronger, we can also make you safer.
For more information on our compassionate treatment for balance problems, vertigo, unsteadiness and vestibular disorders or to schedule an appointment, call the METRO Physical & Aquatic Therapy office nearest you today. We'll even help you incorporate at-home care with any treatment you receive at our facilities.
Ask about our FREE balance analysis.
We also offer a fall risk prevention program to help people who are at greater risk for life-threatening falls due to osteoporosis, lower extremity weakness and vestibular problems.