Balance or Vestibular Rehabilitation
Balance difficulties can arise from numerous medical issues, including arthritis and other joint disorders, post-surgical recovery from joint replacement, inner ear disorders, periods of bed rest and inactivity, neurological problems, muscle weakness, diabetes and osteoporosis.
When a person feels unsteady or is afraid of falling, he or she probably is not as active, resulting in a decline in overall physical function.
The goal of balance or vestibular rehabilitation is to individually help each person improve balance through a customized retraining exercise program. By focusing on the root cause of the balance problems, Inova therapists teach techniques to help decrease dizziness and improve steadiness for a return to safe, functional activity.