Do you have difficulty walking? A limp or gait are common characteristics of balance disorders. These issues can make moving hard and stress your body and nerves. If you’ve been in an accident and now struggle with these difficulties, you should consider physical therapy here at Global Clinic. Get in touch with our Niles, Illinois office to learn more.
How Do Balance Disorders Occur?
A gait and other balance disorders can have several causes. Arthritis is a common condition that can lead to difficulty moving. Certain foot conditions, strokes, and injuries can also lead to a gait disorder. The risk of developing a gait increases as people age. The older you are, the more likely a disease or injury is to cause a chronic balance disorder.
How We Address Balance Disorders
At Global Clinic, we offer physical therapy treatments for those struggling with balance disorders. These treatments involve scheduled rehabilitation sessions that include chiropractic care, therapeutic exercises, injections, and neuromuscular re-education.
Fall prevention using unweighting therapy is also included. This therapy method uses a special harness for support while retraining the muscles to walk and prevent falling. We’re staffed by medical experts with over 20 years of experience in using these methods for rehabilitation. Together, we can work with you to improve your balance and mobility.
What Results Can I Expect?
Several weeks may be needed to address balance disorders adequately. Physical therapy and strengthening exercises can improve balance, strength, and flexibility. Some assistive devices like canes and walkers may also be provided. Your treatment will vary based on your unique situation and the cause of your balance disorder.
Find Care for Balance Disorders in the greater Chicago area
If you have a balance disorder such as a gait, our physical therapy treatments may be right for you. We offer individualized care to ensure that your needs are properly met. Fill out and submit the contact form below or call our office at (847) 299-7000 to schedule your appointment.