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Rehabilitation for Balance and Fall Prevention

Boost ProgramDo you have a fear of falling or worry about losing your balance? Have you limited your activity because of unsteadiness? Has it become difficult to get up from a chair or the couch?

These are common indicators of a balance problem. Because falling is a common and potentially serious problem, it’s important to know how you can reduce your risk of falling and improve your general health and mobility.

  

Reasons that balance becomes impaired

There are many reasons that balance becomes impaired:

  • Changes in vision, inner ear function or sensation can lead to diminished balance.
  • Diseases such as diabetes can impair the body’s ability to balance.
  • A history of orthopedic problems such as low back pain, arthritis, and joint changes can lead to decreased range of motion needed to maintain balance.
  • Postural changes can lead to unsteadiness.
  • An illness can decrease overall mobility and lead to weakness or diminished endurance, which can lead to falls.
  • Fear of falling can impair mobility and function.

The Cone Health Outpatient Rehabilitation BOOST Program can help you.

 

BOOST Program treatment for balance includes:

  • Use of the NeuroCom Balance Master System to determine the cause of your unsteadiness.
  • A treatment program specifically designed to address your limitations
  • Strength training and stretching to improve overall mobility
  • Postural training
  • Gait training and evaluation of appropriate assistive devices
  • Fall prevention and safety education
  • A personalized home exercise program to help you maintain your progress.

Referrals

You should discuss balance problems or fear of falling with your physician.

If you think you would benefit from our BOOST program, ask your physician for a referral. To make a referral, or for more information about the BOOST program, call 336-271-2054

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