Mobility and Balance Issues

To be mobile is to be human! You were meant to move! Unfortunately, injury, disease, declining fitness, age-related change, and even medical interventions can interfere with your ability to be mobile and independent. So, whether you're a senior struggling to navigate the steps in your home or a cancer survivor dealing with the aftereffects of radiation therapy, our therapists have the knowledge and experience to get you back on your feet and moving safely. Conditions or issues that warrant the skills of a physical therapist include:

  • Frequent falls
  • Dizziness/Vertigo
  • Difficulty walking
  • Difficulty climbing stairs
  • Difficulty negotiating ramps
  • Neurological conditions (Parkinson's)
  • Hip/Knee pain
  • Frequent loss of balance
  • Frequent stumbling
  • Multiple attempts to rise
  • Inability to walk more than 75'
  • Difficulty walking on uneven terrain
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • General weakness

For those over 65 years of age, falls (and the complications thereof) are the leading cause of death; therefore, it is critical that age-related changes in strength, flexibility, balance, visual acuity, and reaction time be evaluated and addressed.

Progressive neurological disorders such as Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinsons warrant routine assessment by a physical therapist to address changing symptoms and their effect on function, mobility, and safety.

If you have a mobility issue, have fallen, or recognize changes that may affect your ability to move and ambulate safely, don't delay - call iPOW Physical Therapy & Wellness today!