If you are experiencing dizziness or difficulty with balance, MPT can help
Symptoms of dizziness and difficulty with balance can impact our daily lives, making us less confident in walking and moving. There are multiple factors that can contribute to these symptoms. The therapists at MPT can help you identify these factors and provide treatment to improve your symptoms and get you back to doing what you love.
Three primary sensory systems in our body provide feedback for balance:
The Visual System– What you see and observe in your surroundings gives your brain feedback about your position in the environment. Having double or blurry vision or diagnoses such as cataracts and glaucoma may contribute to increased fall risk. Having regular eye exams (at least once a year) ensures that any concerns about your vision are addressed.
The Somatosensory System – This includes feedback we get from our skin, muscles, joints, and ligaments to help orient our position in space. If you have neuropathy or a history of ankle sprains, this can affect the information that your brain receives from your somatosensory system.
The Vestibular System – The vestibular system (inner ear) coordinates movement and balance. This system works to keep us balanced while we’re moving.
The therapists at MPT will assess these systems and other factors that contribute to your symptoms and let you know how they are affecting your balance. They provide hands-on techniques and custom exercise routines to improve the feedback that you get from these systems, improving your balance and confidence.
Contact us below to schedule a one-on-one appointment with one of our therapists. The therapist will provide an individualized assessment to develop a customized treatment plan to help you attain your goals. We offer in-person visits at our clinic in Riverdale, concierge in-home sessions, and virtual visits over telehealth to cater to all of your needs.
We look forward to helping you achieve your wellness goals.
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