Our Physical Therapists are Your Balance Experts

 

Balance is something that we often take for granted. We take a walk, go for a run, and move without thinking of falling. Our balance is a complex system controlled through signals to the brain from our eyes, the inner ear, and the sensory systems of the body (such as the skin, muscles, and joints.)

Balance is also something that often declines beginning after the age of 50. We become more sedentary and no longer challenge our body with physical activities. If you have ever had a fall, you know that it can happen without warning and with serious consequences.

The good news is that balance can be regained through practice and can reduce your chance or the chance of a loved one from falling.

“Normal aging need not result in decreased physical mobility or loss of balance,” said Chuck Smith, physical therapist and owner of Northern Michigan Sports Medicine Center.  “As physical therapists, we are highly trained to understand these changes and offer assistance for regaining lost abilities or developing new ones.”

Our Frail 2 Fit Balance Rehabilitation program has a tremendous benefit for people of all ages and abilities. “It is important to establish a base line score for your balance that can be referred to each year. Our physical therapists conduct the base line testing through free consultations to record where your balance ranks compared to others your age”, comments Smith.

If you need to improve your score, our experts will develop a custom balance rehabilitation program to achieve your goals and regain your level of balance. You may be 50 or 75 years of age, it’s never too early or late to focus on reducing your risk of falling.

To establish your balance base line score or start a Frail 2 Fit Balance Rehabilitation program is easy. Call any of our clinics to set up a free consultation or speak with your physician for a referral to our physical therapy program.