As COVID-19 continues to restrict physical opportunities outside of our homes, it’s no wonder why it has become a challenge for us to remain active with our full range of motion. Whether you’re spending your time working from home, streaming the latest binge-worthy show or reading a book, we often don’t realize that time spent in static positions can affect our well-being.

Regardless of age, practicing movement through proper physical activities plays a crucial role in maintaining energy levels and the overall well-being of your body. In addition, it prevents increased risks that come from sedentary lifestyles such as falling, elevated blood pressure and mental health issues. Although this could happen at any age, senior citizens are most likely to be at risk for the above due to balance disorders. Everyday, people in the U.S. over the age of 65 fall down and cause serious injuries to themselves. With that said, the number of falls have increased by 30% due to decreased physical activity during COVID. As a result, physicians are advising people to seek proper physical activity and/or therapy if you start to experience difficulty balancing.

The key to balance is movement, which is something that programs like FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers offer to patients. FYZICAL relies on science-based therapies designed to evaluate and perform proper treatment for balance disorders. With Balance Awareness Week (September 13th – 19th) and Falls Prevention Day (September 22nd) approaching, now is the perfect time for you or a loved one to keep your movement in check. Let’s “Fight the Fall” together!

As a partner of Florida E.N.T. & Allergy, patients of FYZICAL are always seen by a board-certified physician prior to receiving initial physical therapy services. Florida E.N.T. & Allergy physicians understand the challenges that individuals encounter with maintaining balance and mobility and want to implicate change to increase their independence. After an assessment from a physician, patients are able to receive a variety of specialized physical therapy services that FYZICAL offers:

  • Fall Risk Assessment
  • Gait Assessment
  • Functional Training
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation
  • Balance Retraining
  • Computerized Dynamic Posturography

While most older adults develop balance disorders due to age and static positions, dizziness can also play a factor. FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers offer vestibular rehabilitation for patients who suffer from dizziness and balance loss due to complications in the inner ear. Those feelings could be described as:

  • Lightheadedness
  • Blurry Vision
  • Sudden feeling that your head is spinning (Vertigo)
  • Lack of balance when walking
  • Nausea
  • Serious ear complications such as ringing or hear loss

Symptoms can appear anytime without warning and range from mild to severe. FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers are dedicated to helping you, and your loved ones, safely achieve movement goals and get back to those everyday activities.

FYZICAL is an affiliate partner of Florida E.N.T. & Allergy. For additional information or to schedule an appointment with a Florida E.N.T. & Allergy physician, please call (813) 879-8045.