Balance is something most of us take for granted. However, we use balance all day, everyday, without even thinking about it. We are balancing anytime we sit upright in a chair, shift our weight to walk, or step up a curb. When we develop balance problems, these tasks become a challenge and we develop a risk for falls and injury. Unfortunately, as we age, we are at risk to sustain a more serious injury, such as a broken bone. This often leads to a downwards spiral in health and a lack of confidence during everyday activities. Yet, research shows that most falls are preventable with early intervention through the use of physical therapy and balance programs.
Benefits of Balance Programs
Throughout the course of your balance program, you will learn how to safely recover your balance during episodes of unsteadiness. Additionally, you will learn how to maintain your balance when you are walking on uneven surfaces, such as at the beach, or down a cobblestone street. You will practice stepping over hurdles, static balance, finding your way around in the dark, and educated on home safety.
Further benefits of balance programs include:
- Improved endurance levels
- Stronger muscles
- Stronger bones
- Faster reaction times
- Improved brain function
- Increased flexibility
By enrolling in a balance program, you will regain, or prevent loss of independence with household chores, work duties and recreational activities. The sooner your balance problems are addressed, the quicker you will get back to being able to do the things you love.
Call Fyzical at (240) 361-9000 to schedule your appointment.