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.

MANY ISSUES WITH BALANCE ARE OFTEN THE RESULT OF:

  • 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

Vestibular therapy is a highly specialized therapy that treats individuals suffering from vertigo, dizziness, visual disturbance, and/or imbalance. Nausea, vomiting, decreased concentration, and fatigue can also develop secondary to vestibular disorders. These symptoms can diminish quality of life, impact all aspects of daily living, and affect emotional well-being.

Vestibular rehabilitation therapy (VRT) is a specialized form of therapy designed to alleviate both the primary and secondary problems caused by vestibular disorders. It is an exercise-based program primarily designed to reduce vertigo and dizziness, gaze instability, and/or imbalance and falls.

Christie Hudson, PT, DPT is one of the few Physical Therapists in the area to undergo advanced post-graduate training to obtain her Vestibular Rehabilitation Competency Certificate. She is dedicated to assisting these specialized patients back to maximum function through customized treatments and exercise programs. Patient compliance with a home exercise program is essential to help achieve rehabilitation and patient goals.

 

Locations

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

35%

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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Specializing Physical Therapists

Our expert team of physical therapists incorporate exercise-based balance therapy techniques to improve your body’s performance.

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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.