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Balance & Fall Prevention

Balance disorders and instability can lead to some of the most disconcerting and risky situations, especially for older adults or those recovering from injuries.

If you’ve found yourself unsteady, experiencing dizziness when standing up, or feeling as if you might fall without warning, it’s crucial to address these symptoms promptly. Neglecting issues related to balance can increase your risk of falls and subsequent injuries, which can severely impact your mobility and independence.

Balance issues often cause frustration and fear, particularly if they affect your ability to perform daily activities safely. You might also experience joint pain in your hips, knees, or other areas, which can complicate walking and movement.

The experienced Physiotherapists at Adaptive Allied Health in Booragoon are here to support you in regaining stability and confidence. We are committed to understanding the root causes of your balance issues and crafting a personalized plan to improve your balance and prevent falls. With our expert guidance, you can enhance your mobility and ensure a safer, more secure lifestyle.

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Why Am I Having Balancing Problems?

Experiencing balance issues can be unsettling and may stem from various underlying causes. Balance is a complex function of the body, relying on several systems working together. When one or more of these systems malfunction, it can lead to instability and a higher risk of falls.

Here are some common reasons why you might be experiencing balance problems:

Inner Ear Disorders

The vestibular system in your inner ear plays a crucial role in maintaining balance. Disorders such as benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), Meniere’s disease, or vestibular neuritis can disrupt this system, leading to dizziness and balance difficulties.

Neurological Conditions

Conditions like Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and even strokes affect the way your brain communicates with the muscles and sensory systems, impairing your ability to maintain balance.

Muscle Weakness

Weakness in the leg and core muscles can make it hard to maintain stability. This is common in older adults or those who have been less active, whether due to lifestyle or recovery from injury or surgery.

Joint Problems

Arthritis or injuries affecting the joints can alter your gait and posture, which in turn can compromise your balance.

Vision Impairments

Your sense of sight helps you navigate your environment and maintain balance. Vision problems, including age-related vision decline and diseases affecting sight, can lead to balance issues.

Medication Side Effects

Certain medications can affect your inner ear, vision, or muscle strength, all of which can disrupt your balance. Always check with a healthcare provider if you notice balance issues after starting a new medication.

Understanding the root cause of your balance issues is the first step towards addressing them. At Adaptive Allied Health, our expert physiotherapists conduct thorough assessments to pinpoint the specific factors contributing to your balance problems.

Will Physiotherapy Help My Balance Problems?

Physiotherapy is one of the most effective treatments for addressing various types of balance disorders. Our team at Adaptive Allied Health is highly skilled in diagnosing and treating the underlying factors that may be impacting your balance. During your initial evaluation, we conduct a comprehensive assessment that encompasses both static and dynamic balance tests, posture analysis, and movement patterns.

Our approach utilizes proven techniques customized to meet your specific needs and may include:

By screening for risk factors, assessing your physical abilities, and reviewing your living environment and health history, our certified physiotherapists can not only treat existing balance problems but also identify those at risk of falling. Implementing tailored exercises and strategies, we work to significantly reduce these risks and improve your quality of life.

Regain Stability and Confidence with the Help of Our Physiotherapists

Our balance and fall prevention program is ideal if you are committed to enhancing your safety and independence.

If you’re tired of the uncertainty and limitations caused by balance issues, you will feel reassured and hopeful after consulting with our expert Physiotherapists. They are equipped to assess your situation thoroughly and offer informed, effective strategies to improve your balance and prevent falls.

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