Balance disorder can have a wide range of causes but is often related to a problem in the vestibular system in the inner ear. Common underlying conditions include head injuries, cardiovascular problems and migraines. Feelings of dizziness, unsteadiness and lightheadedness can all have a negative impact on your quality of life, making it difficult to spend time with the people you love or accomplish basic tasks at work or home.
With balance treatment, a physical therapist can work with you to overcome these difficulties and improve your sense of balance through a number of specific techniques. Arrow Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation in Edison, New Jersey, has an expert staff of therapists who can help you develop an effective treatment plan if balance disorder is affecting you.
How can a physical therapist provide balance treatment?
There are a number of tests that doctors can perform to determine the underlying cause of a balance problem, including hearing tests, diagnostic imagery of the inner ear, eye movement tests and rotary chair testing.
In addition to other forms of treatment, physical therapy is a very commonly recommended option. A qualified therapist can help patients learn how to better steady themselves during episodes of dizziness while instructing them on exercises that can help with balance and stability. Specific methods include:
- Balance retraining exercises
- Vision stability
- Posture training
- Neck mobility exercises
- Lifestyle and fitness recommendations
It’s important to find a therapist who has experience treating balance disorder and is willing to collaborate with you to devise a personalized treatment plan that is right for you. Finding the right combination of treatments that is right for your particular condition can take some degree of trial and error, which is why it is important to stay positive and proactive as you work with your balance treatment therapist.
Arrow’s clinic in Edison, NJ, values personalized care
We have an experienced and highly credentialed staff of clinicians in Edison who have experience helping patients overcome balance disorder problems. By discussing your particular symptoms, undergoing balance testing and reviewing your medical history, we can work with you to develop a custom-tailored balance treatment plan that can help you reclaim the active lifestyle you deserve.
To learn more about our staff, our state-of-the-art facilities and our treatment options, contact us today and schedule your initial appointment.