Physical Therapy for Balance & Neurological Disorders
If You’re Looking to Get Back on Your Feet, Physical Therapy Can Help You Get There
At NY Physical Therapy & Wellness, we can manage your symptoms, help reduce your risk for falls, and help you return to your normal activities. To find out more about how our services can benefit you, contact our physical therapy office today. Learn more about physical therapy for balance & neurological disorders
Do you find yourself reaching out for walls, railings, or other objects to balance yourself? Is your balance simply not quite what it used to be?
Balance is controlled by three systems: our vision (see where we are), our sensation (feel where our body is), and our vestibular system (controls how our head and eyes move together). These systems are constantly providing information to our brain, which interprets this information and sends signals back to our body to help us move without falling and keeping yourself upright.
Find Out More about Physical Therapy for Balance & Neurological Disorders
There are two types of Neurological Disorders, those that affect your Central Nervous system (brain and spinal cord) and Peripheral Nervous system (Peripheral nerves that come out of the spinal cord). When there is an impairment within the Neurological system it commonly causes difficulty walking, impaired balance and difficulty controlling movements.
Different types of Neurological disorders that can affect your balance and gait are:
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Traumatic and Non-Traumatic Brain Injury
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Guillain Barre Syndrome
How can physical therapy help me find relief for my balance and gait disorders?
Physical therapy is the best option for balance and gait disorders. Physical therapy helps re-build the connections between your muscles and nerves through specific strengthening and balance exercises. These exercises can help you re-learn how to walk and return to daily activities. Our physical therapists can provide you with the best techniques for improving your balance and ability to walk.
When you arrive for your initial consultation, our physical therapist will conduct a comprehensive physical evaluation to examine your balance, gait, stance, medical history, and symptoms, before creating a personalized treatment plan made for your specific needs. This treatment plan may include:
- Vestibular rehabilitation
- Neuro-Muscular Re-Education
- Gait Training exercises
- Strengthening exercises
Meet with a physical therapist today!
Are you looking to get back on your feet? Contact Us Today at Bohemia, Cedarhurst, East Meadow, Elmhurst, Franklin Square, Levittown, Melville, Seaford, Smithtown & Valley Stream, NY Centers to Request an appointment! We’ll help you find the balance you’re looking for after just a few sessions.