Balance & Improving Walking

“Are You Afraid of Falling?”

or,

“Do You Lose Your Balance Often?”

If you feel like you have bad balance or you are constantly afraid of falling, it is easy to think that it’s normal. Especially, since balance usually gets worse over many months or even years. Many people chalk it up to their age. Sometimes it might be related to an event (like a stroke or broken bone), regardless of why your balance is bad, you just need to live with it right?

If this sounds like you, then your NOT alone, we hear this type of thing all the time… In fact, we specialize in balance and improving walking (or Gait).

Many of our clients say things to us like:

“I am afraid to fall in the shower”

or,

“I am terrified of falling while walking to the bathroom in the middle of the night”

and…

“I can’t walk on grass or up curbs without feeling like I am going to fall”

Living in fear can be devastating. Many of our patients love to play golf, hang out with their grandchildren, socialize, or just go on walks. However, living with bad balance can be devastating to your life. It makes many of the things you love much harder or even impossible to do!

Have you ever been told… 

Many of our patients do mention their poor balance to their friends, maybe family, and sometimes even doctors. Often times, they are met with the same answers, pity and little to no advice or recommendations. So they continue to accept the fact that there is nothing they can do.  This can create a bad habit because doing nothing does not improve balance and can create fall risks.

If you don’t know what you’re doing then trying to fix your balance on your own or listening to others can be very frustrating.

“If You Have Bad Balance, here are some things that could be creating it…”

Poor Balance Strategies in your: Ankles, Knees, Hips, and Core

Weakness in calves, thighs, and buttocks

Poor Sensation in Your Feet

Pain: Feet, Hips, Back…

Difficulties with walking

Vertigo or Dizziness when Standing Up

Fear of Falling – YES IT CAN CREATE BALANCE ISSUES!

Bad Body Alignment (crooked hips or hunched spine)

After figuring out what could be impacting your balance, it is time to commit to doing something about it. Doing nothing about your poor balance can lead to DANGEROUS FALLS.

Did you know…

95% of hip fractures are caused by falling

Falls are the most common cause of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

1 out of every 5 falls cause serious injury

1 in 3 people over 65 years old will experience a fall in the next year

Falls are the most common reason for nursing home placement

Have you ever been told… 

Many of our patients do mention their poor balance to their friends, maybe family, and sometimes even doctors. Often times, they are met with the same answers, pity and little to no advice or recommendations. So they continue to accept the fact that there is nothing they can do.  This can create a bad habit because doing nothing does not improve balance and can create fall risks.

If you don’t know what you’re doing then trying to fix your balance on your own or listening to others can be very frustrating.

“If You Have Bad Balance, here are some things that could be creating it…”

“So What Can I Do NOW To Help My BALANCE?”

Sidestepping at a wall

Marching in Place

Toe The Line – walking toe to heel in a hall with hands out

Flamingo Stand – fingers on sink for support

 Back Leg Raises

Side Leg Raises

Lastly, Get Physical Therapy NOW!

 

Physical Therapy is proven to help people suffering from balance issues. A real “Hands-on” therapist can help to quickly identify the root cause of your balance issues and work towards correcting the issues.

 

“So how can Therafit Rehab Help YOU Quickly Improve Your Balance Over the Next Few Days?”

Here is how Therafit Rehab’s Expert Therapists can help you over the next few weeks…

Can help you feel safer walking (up curbs, transitions, grassy/uneven surfaces, etc)
Build core strength & align your body to stand tall without the fear of falling backward
Get back your independence!
Gain more confidence, strength and endurance so that you can keep up with life

If you are looking to gain back your independence and improve your balance and walking (or gait), then simply click on the button below to inquire about availability. We accept most major insurance companies and create specialized programs to help you along a clear path to success.

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