Gait and balance disorders can make you feel unsteady or dizzy, which can impact your quality of life. If you’ve been diagnosed with a gait or balance disorder, the team at Bay Area Physical Therapy in Lafayette, California, can help you get control again. Schedule an evaluation with a health specialist by calling or clicking today.
Gait is the manner in which a person walks and balance is how well a person is able to maintain body equilibrium, basically how able a person is to keep themselves upright or in a position of their choosing without losing their balance.
Gait and balance disorders can stem from a wide variety of issues, and your specific condition could be caused by more than one problem, such as:
Balance disorders can come on suddenly or progress over time. The more information you can provide to your healthcare team, the sooner your practitioner will be able to diagnose you and get you started on treatment.
The most common signs of a gait or balance disorder:
Even having one or a few of these should be taken seriously, don’t wait until you have more symptoms or have had a severe injury. A Physical Therapist has many types of tests and techniques to diagnose balance problems and determine their causes and a plan for recovery.
Yes. Physical Therapy for a gait and/or balance disorder can help to improve balance and strength, create proper body mechanics while walking, and help to prevent future injury.
The team at Bay Area Physical Therapy will work to design a tailored treatment plan based on your needs. Your physical therapy sessions could include:
Physical therapy sessions should decrease your risk of future falls and injuries and improve your posture and confidence. The health specialists at Bay Area Physical Therapy will work closely with your physician to improve your quality of life and minimize the issues that can occur with gait and balance disorders.
If a gait and/or balance disorder is affecting your life, schedule an evaluation at Bay Area Physical Therapy by clicking or calling today.