Balance For Life
Peak Performance’s Balance for Life program strives to restore stability and function to people’s lives who are suffering from dizziness as well as Gait and Balance disorders. Offering evaluations and treatment for dizziness, vertigo, motion sensitivity, imbalance and more; Peak Performance understands how frustrating and frightening life can become when you suffer from instability, falls and dizziness.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING YOUR APPOINTMENT:
Your appointment begins with a comprehensive evaluation to determine your balance and walking deficits. Your therapist will then devise an individualized treatment plan to address your personal areas of weakness, making it top priority to answer all of your questions and concerns.
Vestibular evaluations utilize our state of the art Frenzels Goggles to diagnose and treat inner ear disorder and dizziness.
Treatment is comprised of one-on-one 30 minute sessions with a physical therapist (PT) or physical therapist assistant (PTA). During each session your balance and endurance will be challenged in order to make you safer and more independent.
If you gave dizziness and or positional vertigo you will be evaluated by a physical therapist that specializes in Vestibular Therapy.
Vestibular Therapy is an exercise-based program involving specific exercises, which can eliminate or reduce symptoms of disequilibrium and dizziness through manual therapy as well as retraining the brain to adapt to vestibular deficits.
Vestibular Therapy is designed to:
1. Decrease dizziness and visual symptoms
2. Increase balance and walking functions
3. Increase general activity levels
4. Abate vertigo with positional changes.
Vestibular Therapy is used in patients, both adult and children, suffering from vestibular disorders such as:
- Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
- Bilateral Loss of Labyrinthine Function
- Ménières Diseases
- Vestibular Migraine
GAIT & BALANCE THERAPY
Gait and Balance Therapy is designed to strengthen all the components of the balance system; which includes the eyes, head, inner ear, skin, muscles, joints and nerves. Specially developed exercises are used to challenge and improve all of these systems in order to help patients maintain their normal activities of daily living. Gait and Balance Therapy is extremely important in fall prevention.
Gait and Balance Therapy is used in patients who:
- Experience more frequent falls
- Have difficulty on stairs
- Experience a slowed pace of walking
- Have become reliant on a cane
- Have trouble navigating curbs
DID YOU KNOW:
- One-third of seniors fall each year.
- Two-thirds of those who fall, will fall again within 6 months.
- Hip Fractures occur in 10% of falls for seniors over 85 years old.