HOW I CAN IMPROVE YOUR BALANCE?
Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT)
This type of therapy is used to challenge each of the systems responsible for normal balance. These symptoms include but are not limited to the visual system (your eyes), the vestibular system (the inner ear), and the somatosensory system (knowing where your body is in space). Under normal conditions, they can work independently or as a team. When the body receives an abnormal stimulus, such as unknowingly stepping off a curb, it can adapt spontaneously to prevent you from falling. When one or more of the systems is not working properly, it takes longer to adapt to the stimulus or fails to respond, leading to a fall. This can be caused by a variety of conditions affecting one or more of the systems mentioned above.
Myofascial Trigger Point Dry Needling
This technique utilizes a monofilament pin that is gently inserted into a muscle that is highly irritable. This is applied in an area that has been identified as having trigger points (knots or taut bands) just below the skin. The result of this is increased range of motion, reduced or eliminated pain, increased blood flow, and an increase in strength to muscles in the region. When there is an imbalance in the musculoskeletal system it can cause muscle weakness and poor joint positioning which significantly affects your ability to maintain normal balance.
High Velocity Low Amplitude Thrust
The High Velocity Low Amplitude Thrust (aka manipulation) has been deployed for many decades by physical therapists, chiropractors, and physicians. This technique is often associated with a sensation of immediate relief to the targeted region of the body. Spinal manipulation has been proven to be effective at treating multiple problems of the spine. When applied correctly, it gives the client immediate pain relief, reduction in muscle tightness, increase in mobility and fluidness of the affected region or joint, and improves blood flow for healing. Without normal range of motion and muscle tension, your ability to balance is greatly reduced.
Kinesiotaping is an excellent technique to use independently or combined with other treatment modalities to correct muscle function, improve circulation of blood and lymphatic fluid, reduce or eliminate pain, and reposition the subluxation joint (joint out of place). This technique is used on a variety of people, ranging from the athletic enthusiasts to our elderly, to reach a common goal, IMPROVE FUNCTION!