If you’re suffering from dizziness, vertigo, or balance problems caused by neurological disorders like Parkinson’s, you may be tempted to resign yourself to your fate.
“Maybe I’m just naturally clumsy,” you might say to yourself, or perhaps, “Balance problems are incurable, and I have to accept that.”
Balance is a slippery slope. As your fear of falling grows, your activity level gradually declines, and a few things start to happen.
First, you become less mobile, and by default your strength starts to decline.
Second, you don’t get out as much as you used to. Things like going for a walk with your spouse, taking a stroll on the beach, or even leaving the house to socialize with friends become too much to handle. The emotional impact can be enormous as you start missing out on activities you love in order to protect yourself from a fall.
If any of this is happening to you, you are not alone. We treat clients with balance problems of all types every day.
Benefits of Physical Therapy
Choosing to see a physical therapist at Bridging The Gap can help you improve your balance, often in the next few days. Here are just a few of the things our team can do for you:
- We can improve your balance quickly—often in only three sessions
- We can get to the root cause of your dizziness and focus on treating your real problem
- We can get you back on the golf course or tennis court
- We can help you become less reliant on walkers and canes
- We can teach you how to stand and walk for longer than a few minutes
- We can get you back to spending quality time with your family and friends