Balance training helps many individuals increase their strength, mobility, and, of course, balance. Balance is our ability to control our positions based on our center of gravity. We gain balance through many components working at once, such as our brains, eyes, and ears, to signal our muscles how to respond and keep in position. Balance training can help both the young and old; here’s what Kreis Physical Therapy in Catonsville and Baltimore, MD, can do for you.
Balance Training in Baltimore, MD
The inability to move and balance properly reduces one’s ability to perform activities of daily living (ADLs) and experience a fuller enjoyment of life. Balance training is a treatment plan tailored to the individual to increase strength, posture, and balance through a set of physical exercises. There are many kinds of balance exercises that your physical therapist might implement, but the total package will include practicing:
- Dynamic and static poses
- Different standing surfaces
- Different elevations in the center of gravity
- Different bases of support
Who Qualifies and Benefits from Balance Training?
The elderly and anyone with a balance disorder can benefit from balance training. As you age, there is a greater potential for falling. The reason is that one’s vision, cognitive functions, ears, and muscles can deteriorate over time, dulling the ability to hold balance as well as one used to. If this is true for you, balance training can help you stay sharp.
Additional conditions that would qualify for balance training would be amputations, balance disorders like BPPV, diabetes, cancer, obesity, stroke, dementia, and more. It can also help reduce or prevent back pain.
We can help with those suffering from benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). Please contact the office to set up an appointment.
Contact Kreis Physical Therapy Today!
The result of balance training is better balance, a stronger body, better posture, increased walking speed, and freedom from the fear of falling. We can help you achieve all these things and give you the confidence to live your life to the fullest. Contact us for more information or to schedule an appointment at our Canton or Catonsville locations.