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What’s Causing My Balance Issues?

Discover what’s causing your poor balance, and how to gain relief.


Did You Know You Have Direct Access To Physical Therapy? Whether you want to come in for a check-up, suffered a recent injury or you want to improve your health, a physician referral is not needed. Direct Access allows us to treat clients for 30 days without a physician’s referral. How can I tell if I need to improve my balance? It can sometimes be difficult to determine if your balance is in need of improvement. The simple test below may be an indicator that you should seek physical therapy intervention: • Stand barefoot next to a counter, sink, or chair with your hand gently grasping the counter surface. • Put one foot directly in front of the other, so that one heel is touching the opposite toes. • Gently lift your hand up, but keep it close to the counter in case you need to grab it quickly. Try to hold this for 10 seconds (only do this if you feel safe or have someone nearby to help you). • Now try it with your eyes closed. • Do you wobble or lose your balance? This means your balance needs work.

No matter what age you are, your balance can always be improved - in fact, even those who do not live with a balance or gait disorder can still suffer from balance-related injuries that occur from poor posture or reflexes. However, if you frequently notice an imbalance, dizziness, or unsteadiness that makes you feel as if you may fall over at any given time, it is a sign that you may be living with a balance or gait disorder. Balance disorders, and balance issues in general, all stem from the vestibular system. The vestibular system is a delicate collection of fluid-filled chambers and sensory nerves located in the inner ear. Your vestibular system helps manage your “proprioception,” or sense of position, and when this is altered, it can be difficult to keep yourself steady. If you have been noticing issues with your balance, contact FYZICAL today so we can help you figure out the root of your problem and treat it accordingly.




According to the Centers For Disease Control (CDC), over 2.5 million adults were treated for nonfatal injuries in emergency departments in 2013. In older adults, falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries. Most people don’t think about keeping their balance in shape until it is too late and they suffer a harsh fall. The good news is that most falls can easily be prevented, simply by the regular exercising of your balance system. It is important to note that you should also contact a physical therapist if you have any of the following symptoms: • Dizziness or vertigo. • Inability to focus or remain alert. • Double vision or tunnel vision. • Nausea or vomiting. • Abnormal eye movements. • Difficulty standing up from a seated position or standing for prolonged periods of time. There are several factors that can impact your balance. Just a few include: • Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). • Meniere’s disease. • Vestibular neuritis. • Migraines. • Poor posture. • Injury or ailment. • Neurological issues, such as brain injuries, stroke, or Parkinson’s disease. The make-up of your treatment plan will be dependent upon the origin of your balance issue. When you arrive at FYZICAL, your physical therapist will walk you through a comprehensive exam in order to gauge the nature of your condition and figure out the best course of treatment for your needs. Whatever the case may be, all treatment plans will contain targeted balance exercises and stretches to help improve your core, vestibular system, and overall proprioception. Depending on your condition, vestibular rehabilitation and videonystagmography may also be included in your treatment plan. Are you ready to get back on your feet and decrease your risk of sustaining a balance-related injury? Contact FYZICAL to schedule a consultation and get started today!


“Employees that truly want to see people recover and be their old self!” "Thank you for your professional help in getting me to return to normal from all the situations that I was facing. Your facility is full of warm, caring and concerned employees that truly want to see people recover and be their old self. It operates like a well oiled machine. This includes all staff that work so well with each other. This facility with its state-of-the-art equipment will only grow to be a top-notch therapy center in the region. Your leaders are great and all have a sense of pride and duty.” - K.M.




FZYICAL offers a variety of balance equipment in our facility.

INGREDIENTS • Cooking spray • 2 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour • 1 tsp baking powder • 1 1/2 tsp groun d cinnamon • 1/4 tsp salt • 2 large apples, peeled, cored, and finely chopped • 1 cup apple cider

• 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar • 1 large egg, beaten • 3 tbsp butter, melted • 2 tsp vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9x13-inch baking pan with parchment paper and coat paper with the cooking spray. In a medium bowl, combine the oats, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Add the apples to a large bowl with the apple cider, brown sugar, egg, butter, and vanilla. Stir to combine. To large bowl, slowly stir in dry ingredients until incorporated. Transfer mixture to baking pan. Place another sheet of parchment on top of mixture and press down firmly into an even layer and into corners. Remove top piece of parchment. Bake 30–35 min., until golden brown. Let cool and use parchment paper to lift from the pan. Cut into 16 bars and store in a sealed container. Source: https://www.savoryonline.com/recipes/208591/spiced-oatmeal-and-apple- bars

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BALANCE TANDEM STANCE Start by placing one foot in front of your other foot in a heel to toe position. Maintain your balance. Return to starting position and repeat. Attempt this exercise alternating the opposite foot in front. Repeat 5 times. EXERCISE ESSENTIALS

Schedule your FREE consultation with a physical therapist by calling (724) 481-1141 and mentioning this coupon! • Move without pain • Bend and move freely

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• Balance confidently and securely • Sit for long periods comfortably • Walk for long distances • Live an active & healthy life Call us at (724) 481-1141 or visit www.fyzical.com/butler Expires 11-06-20

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