Balance is as important to the athlete as it is to the elderly person who lives alone. The athlete requires good balance for performance and older people require good balance for safety and mobility by reducing the risk of falls. Regardless of your age or activity level, you can improve your balance and learn to move more efficiently, with greater control and ease. Balance training involves many components such as flexibility, strength, coordination, and the ability to respond to disturbances in our balance and equilibrium. Our Physical Therapists specialize in identifying causes of and treatment for a variety of balance disorders.
Neurological disorders are not uniform by diagnosis or individual. At The Edge Physical Therapy, we conduct a thorough evaluation of your functional abilities, strength, flexibility, balance, movement patterns, pain, and discuss your personal goals for therapy. We then design a customized treatment program unique to your needs, utilizing a variety of rehabilitation techniques such as aquatic therapy, movement therapy, and balance retraining that challenge the body to adapt and improve your function.
Vestibular rehabilitation is a specialty offered at The Edge Physical Therapy to address the dizziness and unsteadiness that can result from BPPV (vertigo), Meniere’s Disease, MS, strokes, head injuries, or aging. These symptoms can be debilitating, but usually improve with vestibular rehabilitation. We evaluate the many areas of the body that can contribute to dizziness or loss of balance, then develop a program to help get you back to your everyday tasks. Treatments can include improving the quality of eye movement patterns, balance retraining, and movement tolerance tasks. The results are typically shockingly good! After just a few weeks of vestibular rehabilitation, most people who have felt trapped by their dizziness for months or even years are able to resume shopping trips, exercise, work and social activities with little to no dizziness.