Physical therapy is often an excellent tool for assessing a wide range of health problems in seniors. In fact, physical therapy can actually help restore your balance and get your back on your feet again.
Assess Where Your Problem Originates
Balance problems are a complex situation that can be caused by multiple problems. A physical therapist can help decide if they originate in any of the following areas of your body:
- Inner ear
For example, if you are having problems with muscle strength, they should see your legs shaking. Or if your knee joints are weak, they should see them struggling to support your weight. If the problem isn’t something they can handle, they will help find a specialist who can help.
Create A Recovery Guideline
Once a physical therapist has diagnosed the origin of your balance problems, they will create a routine to help you recover. This recovery guideline will focus on eliminating the problems contributing to your lack of balance and help ease you back to a more stable lifestyle.
For example, if you have problems with your inner ear, they may prescribe a medication to help treat those problems or create a physical exercise routine to help you compensate. Or if you have weak muscles in the legs, they will work with you to increase your leg strength strength.
To learn more about physical therapy and how it can help you live a stronger and healthier life as a senior, please contact us today to talk to one of our specialists.