Balance function is derived from sensory input and motor output.

When there is a deficiency in the capabilities of these functions, people can experience difficulty maintaining stable positions while standing, walking or sitting. In any of these instances, balance therapy can help significantly reduce or resolve these issues.


  • Orthopaedic injury to the lower extremities
  • Stiff joints
  • Aging
  • Vestibular disorders
  • Neurological disorders
  • Sedentary lifestyles
  • Some Medications
  • Weak muscles

For those with any of the above ailments, it’s common to experience higher instances of dizziness, imbalance, tripping, falling and stumbling.

Balance Therapy

Treatment Options

Balance therapy is an exercise-based program that is used to reduce or resolve the above-mentioned issues. As an integral part of physical therapy, all patients are likely to go through some level of balance therapy and rehabilitation.

A qualified physical therapist will conduct tests to assess your motion, strength, coordination and balance, and they will also evaluate your overall physical abilities. Baseline data is collected using a force platform that measures sway in static standing positions with and without vision and compares performance against age-matched norms. Based on these assessments, the therapist will prescribe specific static and dynamic movement activities to improve balance function.



Dover, NH Orthopaedic Clinic

19 Webb Place
Dover, NH 03820

Rochester, NH Orthopaedic Clinic

120 Washington Street Suite 101
Rochester, NH 03839

Portsmouth, NH Orthopaedic Clinic

155 Borthwick Avenue, Suite 102
Portsmouth, NH 03801

Plaistow, NH Orthopaedic Clinic

13 Plaistow Road
Plaistow, NH 03865

Raymond, NH Orthopaedic Clinic

6 Freetown Road
Raymond, NH 03077

Exeter, NH Orthopaedic Clinic

1 Hampton Road
Exeter, NH 03833


The percentage of adults 40 years or older in the United States that have experienced some form of vestibular issue.

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Understanding Balance Issues

Without the proper attention, balance issues can lead to other injuries. Fortunately, a physical therapist can prescribe specialized treatment for your situation.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is balance therapy different than physical therapy?

Balance therapy is actually a type of treatment that falls within the context of physical therapy. Therefore, every patient that receives physical therapy will go through some type of balance therapy.