A good balance therapy program starts with a comprehensive evaluation of your balance system and its three sensory inputs (vestibular, proprioception, and vision).
Keeping Your Balance
Your balance is based on how three sensory inputs (vestibular, proprioception, and vision) convey information about the environment to your brain. If one or two of these inputs is not working correctly, the others must work harder to help you maintain your balance. Over time, this will cause your balance responses to decline.
Poor balance responses can result in falls and serious injury.
The fear of falling can result in self-imposed limitations on how you move which will have a detrimental effect on your future mobility and health. It is a misnomer to believe we should slow down as we age. Studies show a direct correlation between a slower pace of walking and increased falls. In fact, walking speed is now being considered by the medical community as the sixth vital sign.
We bring science and innovation together
Our therapy team has extensive experience and advanced training in the rehabilitation of older adults (65+) as well as treating those who experience balance impairments from medical conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, peripheral neuropathy and strokes.