Balance/Vestibular/Foot Physical Therapy
DO YOU EXPERIENCE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING?
- Vertigo, Dizziness or difficulty when getting up from a chair or out of bed
- Trouble walking up or down inclined surfaces, loss of balance when standing still
- Feel the need to look for support or grab on to something when moving around - fear of falling when walking; use an assistive device (cane, walker)
- Problem judging distances when walking; feel unsteady or lose your balance while walking
- Fallen more than once in the last year
- Spinning while lying in bed; if dizziness is experienced, do sudden changes in position such as bending down, tilting your head or turning quickly make symptoms worse
- Balance deficits secondary to stroke, Parkinson’s or other neurologic conditions
- Achilles Tendonitis, Arthritis, Plantar Fasciitis, Acute/Chronic Ankle Sprain, Peripheral Neuropathy or foot pain that persists after injections, orthotics, medication or surgery
- It is estimated that over 50% of the entire population will experience dizziness or balance problems during their lifetime. Every minute of the day another person falls and fractures a hip. Falls are the number one reason for hospital admissions for people over age 65. One third of all adults over age 65 fall each year.
- Some falls occur because individuals have a known balance/vestibular or foot disorder. However, the majority of people who have a balance disorder are totally unaware of it.
FOOT PHYSICAL THERAPY
Our Physical Therapists have undertaken advanced training and education on physical therapy for the foot and ankle. During your physical therapy session, a thorough biomechanical examination of the foot and ankle will be performed.
- When appropriate, hands-on manual therapy techniques may be used to decrease pain, restore muscle, tendon, and ligament flexibility, and improve mobility.
- Modalities such as ultrasound, electric stimulation, and heat/ice may be used to promote healing. Exercise, balance and gait training are prescribed to meet your individual needs with the goal of returning you to pain-free function. Our Physical Therapists provide the highest quality of specialized care to patients suffering from foot and ankle pain and dysfunction. Treatment of the foot and ankle may lead to improvement of pain in the knee, hip and back.
Our Physical Therapists provide the highest quality of specialized care to patients suffering from foot and ankle pain and dysfunction. Treatment of the foot and ankle may lead to improvement of pain in the knee, hip and back.