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Posted on 04-19-2017

Balance Training for Seniors at Our Local Little Rock Clinic

Your body generally balances just fine on its own. Sometimes though, injury or environmental changes can keep that from happening. You may be dizzy more often or feel like you just can’t walk right or keep your balance. Through physical therapy for balance issues and mobility improvement therapy, you’ll feel righted again.

Elderly couple enjoying their time in the park.

What Is Balance Training?

Balance training is a type of mobility improvement therapy that seeks to treat incorrect balance. Here are the three training options:

  • Static balance - If an object caused your balance issues, static balance training can treat the instability.
  • Dynamic balance - If an environmental factor caused your balance issues, dynamic balance can help.
  • Dynamic/static balance - By resisting against a force or weight, perturbation training or dynamic/static balance training lets you find your footing.

How Physical Therapy Can Help with Balance Issues

Physical therapy for balance issues can be a very effective treatment. Balance issues are quite serious and may be a symptom of dehydration, infection, cardiac problems, and even diabetes. By ignoring your balance issues, you’re doing your health a disservice.

After the initial balance training sessions, there’s still more you can do at home to monitor your health. This includes balance exercises, vestibular or eye-tracking exercises, posture retraining, and strength exercises. Ask your physical therapist before starting any of these exercises.

Mobility Improvement Therapy from Your Little Rock Physical Therapy Center

If you need mobility improvement or other senior care, contact a Little Rock physical therapy and rehabilitation center like Pain Care Associates. We’re led by a team of three doctors: Dr. Tony Barger, Dr. David Vang, and Dr. Dwight Stewart.

Dr. Barger, a graduate of Missouri’s Logan College of Chiropractic, is renowned for reducing pain in his patients. Dr. Vang, a graduate of Iowa’s Palmer College of Chiropractic, specializes in reducing pain associated with diseases. Dr. Stewart, who graduated Texas’ Parker College of Chiropractic, has more than 20 years of chiropractic experience.

Contact Pain Care Associates for More Information Today!

We look forward to helping you at our physical therapy clinic. To learn more or schedule an appointment, contact us today at 501-223-3314. You can also visit us at Pain Care Associates on 8801 West Markham Street.

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