Preferred PT: Gait & Balance

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Whether you have poor balance or have been suffering for a long time, seeing a physical therapist at Preferred Physical Therapy can help you return to a more active and pain-free life. Give us a call today: (954) 360-7779 Our Vestibular System includes parts of the inner ear and brain that help control balance and eye movements. If the system is damaged by disease, aging, or injury, a vestibular disorder can occur. The symptoms of a Vestibular Disorder can be truly frightening and difficult to describe. The most common complaints we hear at Preferred Physical Therapy Associates, Inc. are: • The room starts spinning when I roll over in bed or sit up • A sensation of lightheadedness • Dizziness that worsens in busy environments • Difficulty reading or watching TV • Staggering or losing your balance, especially at night • Difficulty driving

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Dizziness, vertigo, and loss of balance are common symptoms reported by adults to theirdoctors.What isdizzinessandvertigoandhowcan itbe treated? Dizziness is a sensation of light-headedness, unsteadiness, or a feeling that theworld isbouncyorblurry.Vertigo isdefinedasaspinningsensation. There aremany potential causes for thesesymptoms and if you have them, avisit to yourdoctor isanecessity!Medical reasons fordizziness includeadisturbance in your blood glucose, heart problems, or blood pressure problems. Once your doctorhasruled theseconditionsout, thesesymptomscouldbedue toan inner ear problem, also known as a Vestibular Disorder. A Vestibular Disorder is a dysfunction of the balance organs in the inner ear.The most common causes of Vestibular Disorders are a blow to the head, aging, and viral infection.

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