Balance is defined as your ability to maintain your body’s center of mass over your base of support. In order to maintain balance, your brain and body integrate information from three sensory systems: Vision, Sensation, and Vestibular system (inner ear). When one or more of these systems is not working optimally, people often move more slowly and begin falling, which can lead to injury and decreased independence. Physical therapy can give you an individualized plan to address the source of your balance issues in order to maximize your safety, mobility, and independence.
Vertigo is a very common condition that affects roughly 50% of adults at some point in their lives. Dizziness can negatively impact quality of life and make even basic daily activities difficult. Here at Genesee Valley Physical Therapy, we have physical therapists trained to treat many vestibular disorders including but not limited to benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), concussion, cervicogenic dizziness, labyrinthitis, and vestibular neuritis. We would be happy to evaluate you, and create a customized plan to address your dizziness.
“I felt that my feelings & concerns were discussed and given adequate time concern by Andrew. Everyone at Genesee Valley Physical Therapy is very friendly and so helpful. I think everyone does a great job in treating and caring for all the patients.” - J. Gent