Balance disorders occur when the bodily systems that provide our sense of balance do not function properly. The systems that contribute to balance include visual system, vestibular system, sense of proprioception and brain. Balance disorders cause a patient to feel unsteady, spinning, floating, or a sensation of movement when the body is still. In older individuals, balance disorders can often result in falls. One out of three adults over the age of 65 experience a fall in the United States each year. Physical Therapy can help restore a sense of balance and improve muscle strength and function.

Balance Disorders can be caused by several different factors, and in many cases there is no obvious cause of the problems.

Some commonly known causes of balance disorders include:

Some Common Symptoms of Balance Disorders include:

Physical therapy for balance disorders often includes:

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