How to Treat Balance Disorders

What is a balance disorder?  A balance disorder is when an individual feels unsteady and dizzy while lying down or standing still. There are a variety of reasons why people get the sensation of floating or spinning while they are not active.

Some common reasons are:

  • Pre-existing health conditions
  • Medications
  • Issues with the inner ear
  • Brain problems

Anytime there’s a problem with the inner ear or brain, the semicircular canals and otholithic organs are affected. These components of our body help us maintain balance for our body. When our bodies experience imbalances we can find simple tasks of standing up, driving and riding our bikes very difficult. It’s important to get examined for a balance disorder when you frequently experience:

  • Dizziness
  • Falling
  • Lightheadedness
  • Blurred vision
  • Disorientation
  • Panic attacks

Symptoms are experienced as short episodes or long periods of time.

Physical therapy can help restore your balance by addressing skeletal system problems such as bad posture.

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is the most common balance disorder. It can be treated with rehabilitation therapy at Life Fitness Physical Therapy. We will design a personalized physical therapy plan that teaches you head, body and eye exercises to help you reduce dizziness and nausea. The muscles, bones, joints and cardiovascular system must function properly to keep the body balanced. If one is off, you will suffer from balance disorders.

Life Fitness Physical Therapy will provide therapy that improves your well being. Check out our physical therapy services below:

Orthopedic Care
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