What is balance training?

Balance training, or fall prevention therapy, begins with a comprehensive risk assessment. During the assessment, a physical therapist identifies problem areas using a combination of evidence-based tests and other evaluation methods. Based on the assessment results, the physical therapist develops a balance training program and care plan for any underlying conditions. Therapy may include vestibular adaptation exercises, gait training, safety instruction and muscle strengthening exercises.

What are the benefits?

Beyond reducing your risk for falls and serious injuries that accompany falls, balance training helps to improve the strength of core muscles, improve balance and coordination and improve communication between muscles and the brain.