Balance Training

Balance training helps individuals to maintain upright and stable positions when walking, standing, and sitting


Balance problems can be caused by a wide range of possible factors, such as joint stiffness, a sedentary lifestyle, and muscle weakness. Medical conditions such as arthritis, cognitive diseases, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and many others also cause balance problems.

When one or more of the following four systems in the body aren’t functioning properly, balance problems can occur:

  • Muscular system

  • Awareness of one’s own body position aka proprioception

  • Vision

  • Inner ear


We are a direct access facility at Physiocare, which means a doctor referral isn’t required to begin receiving balance training. We also work with many physicians and other medical professionals as part of a team in providing individuals with needed care. Balance is an important issue, since falling is a serious health risk. Contact us at Physiocare Physical Therapy to begin receiving balance training with compassionate experts.

Benefits of Physical Therapy for Balance Training

Our skilled physical therapists at Physiocare are trained to evaluate multiple systems of the body. They are qualified to assess a patient’s condition and prescribe physical therapy that can ultimately improve balance. The following are some of the benefits of physical therapy for balance training:


Reducing the risk of falling. Your physical therapist will assess your home, looking for potential household hazards that increase the risk of falls, such as loose rugs and unrestrained pets. Your footwear will also be assessed and recommendations made.


Improvement of mobility. An individualized exercise and treatment program will be developed by your Physiocare physical therapist for the purpose of gradually building your movement and strength skills. As a result, you will regain the ability to move around with more confidence, ease, and coordination.


Better balance. You will learn exercises for both dynamic balance, which means balance when you are moving, and static balance, which means you are standing still or sitting. The exercises will be progressively increased as your skills are developed.


Improved posture and flexibility. If any of your major muscles are tight, your physical therapist will instruct you on how to stretch them gently. In addition, your posture will be assessed, and you will learn how to maintain proper posture. Good posture is a factor that improves balance.


Strengthening. Overall muscle strength is improved, with the help of your physical therapist and doing prescribed exercises. When trunk, hip, and core or stomach muscles are strengthened, the result is improved balance. To avoid joint stress, exercise bands can be used.


Reducing the fear of falling. Your physical therapist will help you regain confidence in your ability to freely move and perform daily activities, due to better balance. Improved physical ability and balance builds confidence to perform everyday tasks.


Increasing activity levels. An exercise program will be designed to meet your needs and desires for treatment outcomes, after your physical therapist has discussed activity goals with you. In the safest, quickest, and most effective way possible, your Physiocare specialist will help you reach those objectives.