If you have good balance, it means you can walk in a straight line, stand up without stumbling, and bend over without falling to the ground. Unfortunately, many people are unable to do these activities because of balance issues. Anyone can suffer from balance problems, but senior citizens are at a much higher risk. If you have balance problems that are interfering with your life, it’s important to understand how Casper physical therapy can help.
What shoes do you wear on a regular basis? Do you have loose rugs in your home? A physical therapist can assess these different areas of your life to determine if any steps need to be taken to reduce your fall risk. For example, a physical therapist may recommend you buy a pair of slip-resistant shoes and secure all rugs that could trip you. Learn more about the causes, risk factors, and prevention
If you’ve ever fallen before and seriously injured yourself, you may live in a constant state of fear that it’s going to happen again. No one should have live to like this. A physical therapist can help you build confidence in your ability to stay balanced so you can face your fears and move on with your life.
If you are concerned about your balance, a physical therapist will most likely recommend that you build strength in your core. Experienced therapists can show you low impact exercises that target your core and build strength that will help you improve your overall balance.
There are two types of balance: static, which occurs when you are either sitting or standing still, and dynamic, which occurs when you are in motion. A physical therapist will determine which type of balance you need to improve, and then customize a treatment plan based on your individual needs. The treatment plan will include exercises that are designed to improve static, dynamic, or both types of balance. As you move through each exercise, your physical therapist will stand by and adjust your body as needed or provide pointers on how you can get more out of each move.
Not only can poor posture lead to long-term pain, but it can also throw your body off and cause balance problems. Luckily, a physical therapist will be able to closely examine your posture while sitting, lying, and standing to determine if any adjustments need to be made. You may only need a few tweaks to see a huge improvement in your ability to balance.
At North Platte Physical Therapy, we’re dedicated to helping clients get back on their feet. But accidents happen, so if you do lose your balance and suffer an injury during a fall, contact North Platte Physical Therapy
to learn more about how we can help you recover. Our staff is praised throughout the Wyoming and Nebraska areas for our commitment to our clients. We can fulfill comprehensive physical therapy services, and would be happy to customize a treatment plan for your personal needs.