Benefits of Balance Training and Orthopedic Rehabilitation

FYZICAL is much more than your typical physical therapy clinic – our goal is to help you discover how to achieve the pinnacle of healthy living, expand your boundaries, feel younger, and revitalize your health. Our physical therapists have advanced clinical education and training, specialty certifications, and years of experience to help you live your best life!

Benefits of Balance Training

Every 11 seconds, an older adult is treated in an emergency room for a fall-related injury. If you or someone you know suffers from dizziness or imbalance, keep in mind that intervention is key. There are steps you can take to improve your balance, decrease the chance of falling, and help to maintain your independence.

Balance and gait are intrinsically linked because one often impacts the other. Both rely on a complex number of body systems, including the inner ear, eyes, joint-muscle-nerve system, and cognitive functions. Therapy that improves gait and balance works with all these systems to keep them functioning in harmony.

Even if you don’t think you’re at risk of falling over, feeling like you’re ‘running out of steam’ while walking could be a sign of slowing reflexes, which makes moving around seem more strenuous than it actually is. Balance can be substantially improved with specific training and rehabilitation.

At FYZICAL, we can help improve your balance and walking skills through balance therapy. Therapy can help compensate for imbalance or adapt to less balance, while maintaining physical activity.

Benefits of Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Orthopedic rehabilitation is a form of therapy that treats a wide variety of conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system. The musculoskeletal system provides stability and support to your body and allows you to move. The muscular system includes all types of muscles in your body, as well as the tendons. The skeletal system includes all the bones in the body, which connect to form joints.

Orthopedic issues can have a negative impact on your physical and mental health, leading to pain and decreased mobility, stress, anxiety, and depression. Physical therapists are movement experts who can identify, diagnose, and treat movement problems, designing treatment plans for each patient’s individual goals, challenges, and needs.

Orthopedic rehabilitation can include physical therapy rehabilitation, pain management, pre- and post-surgical care, and more.

Before you undergo expensive or invasive surgery, try physical therapy. For some conditions, including meniscal tears and knee osteoarthritis, rotator cuff tears, spinal stenosis, and degenerative disk disease, treatment by a physical therapist has been found to be as effective as surgery.

Contact FYZICAL Peoria today by visiting our website or calling (309) 589-5900!