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Physical Therapy for Balance and Gait Disorders

How Health Loft Can Help With Balance

There are a variety of musculoskeletal and neurological issues that can manifest as balance disorders or gait disorders. At Health Loft, our physical therapists will determine the underlying cause of your specific problem and work with you to create a successful treatment plan.

Your individualized plan may include stretching, strengthening exercises, balance exercises, vestibular rehabilitation, and gait retraining depending on what you and your doctor determine will be the most effective course.

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Loft Physical Therapy

Our team of knowledgeable physical therapists knows that correcting balance and gait disorders requires a multifaceted approach. We use strength, mobility, posture, overall health and education to help you get back to where you want to be.

Individualized Treatment for Your Gait Abnormality

Balance and gait disorders affect many different people for different reasons, so we treat them in many different ways. Before beginning physical therapy, your PT will get to know you and your goals for treatment.

Your doctor will then examine your mobility, strength, and other functions that may be compromised and contributing to your disorder.

We will then devise a plan to quickly and safely return you to your normal activities and teach you how to avoid the risk of future injury.

What you can do on your own to help:

  • Practice balance exercises at home 

  • Strengthen hip muscles with stretching and targeted exercise

  • Incorporate physical activity into your daily routine 

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Physical Therapy Treatments for Balance and Gait Disorders

Taping

  • Kiniesio Tape
  • Rock Tape
  • Athletic Tape

Specialty Services

  • Blood Flow Restriction Training
  • Dry Needling

Manual Therapy

  • Strain/Counterstrain
  • Myofascial Release (MFR)
  • Soft Tissue Mobilization (STM)
  • Muscle Energy Techniques
  • Graston
  • Asytm Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue
  • Mobilization
  • Active Release Techniques
  • Joint Mobilizations
  • HVLA manipulation

Movement Analysis:

  • Gait Analysis
  • Sit and Squat Analysis
  • Lifting Analysis

Postural Retraining

  • Sitting
  • Standing
  • Work Place

Specialty Approaches

  • Maitland
  • IPA Approach
  • Mckenzie Approach

Education

  • Sport Specific Training

Exercise Program 

  • Warm-up/Cool Down Program
  • Strength/Stretching Program
  • Digital Exercise Program

For more specific advice, tips, and exercises, check out our Articles and Instagram page. To schedule an assessment of your balance or gait disorder with one of our physical therapists in Chicago, IL you can call (312) 374 – 5399 or schedule an appointment online.

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