licarept

L.I. Care Physical and Occupational Therapy

1842 EAST JERICHO TURNPIKE, HUNTINGTON, NY 11743


1842 East Jericho Turnpike, Huntington, NY 11743

licarept20@gmail.com

631-486-7900

631-938-0739

licarept20@gmail.com

631-938-0739

631-486-7900

Balance and Gait Disorders

Physical Therapy for Balance & Gait

Balance and gait disorders can significantly impact mobility and increase the risk of falls, leading to injuries and decreased independence. 

Whether you’re experiencing difficulties with walking, coordination, or maintaining balance, seeking appropriate treatment is essential for improving safety and quality of life. 

Our team of skilled physical therapists specializes in diagnosing and treating balance and gait disorders, helping you regain confidence and stability in your movements.

How Can Physical Therapy Help with Balance and Gait Disorders?

Physical therapy offers a comprehensive approach to improving balance and gait by addressing underlying factors such as muscle weakness, joint stiffness, vestibular dysfunction, and proprioceptive deficits. 

Through a combination of targeted exercises, gait training, balance retraining, and fall prevention strategies, physical therapists can help enhance coordination, strengthen muscles, improve posture, and optimize walking patterns. 

Additionally, our team provides education on home safety modifications, assistive devices, and risk reduction techniques to support long-term mobility and independence.

Symptoms

Symptoms of balance and gait disorders may include:

  • Difficulty walking or maintaining balance
  • Unsteadiness or feeling off-balance
  • Dizziness or vertigo
  • Tripping or stumbling while walking
  • Reduced coordination or agility
  • Fear of falling

If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, seeking professional evaluation and treatment is essential for effectively managing your balance and gait issues and preventing falls or injuries.

What’s Causing My Balance and Gait Disorder?

Balance and gait disorders can have various causes, including:

  • Musculoskeletal conditions such as osteoarthritis or muscle weakness
  • Neurological conditions such as stroke, Parkinson’s disease, or multiple sclerosis
  • Vestibular disorders affecting the inner ear
  • Peripheral neuropathy or sensory deficits
  • Medication side effects
  • Aging-related changes in sensory perception or muscle strength

Identifying the specific cause of your balance and gait disorder is crucial for developing an effective treatment plan tailored to your needs. 

Our experienced team at L.I. Care Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy can conduct a thorough evaluation to determine the underlying issues contributing to your symptoms and create a personalized approach to address them.

Get Started Today! 

Don’t let balance and gait disorders limit your ability to move safely and independently. Take the first step towards improving your mobility and reducing your risk of falls by scheduling an appointment with our dedicated physical therapists. 

Whether you’re recovering from an injury, managing a chronic condition, or seeking preventive care, we’re here to support you on your journey to better balance and mobility. 

Contact us today to get started.