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Physical Therapy & Home Health Can Help You Find Balance

Physical Therapy & Home Health  Can Help You Find BalanceDuring the month of October, The nation recognizes and celebrates the importance of rehabilitating treatment options through Physical Therapy (PT). PT can help patients improve their overall physical health and wellbeing in countless ways. Since every patient’s needs are different, therapies are adjusted to specific patient-centric approaches depending on their individual circumstances. Physical therapists work directly with your physician to evaluate, map and report on your progress during treatment.

If you have limited functional mobility or musculoskeletal damage, your physician may recommend you for physical therapy to minimize your pain, retrain your muscles, and get you back to your best state of recovery. This includes your movement, correcting imbalance and perfecting your range of motion.

At some point, at least 50 percent of the U.S. population will develop a balance issue. Many of these circumstances happen to the aging population, between the ages of 50 to 75, and most of these are related to vestibular issues.

Patients suffering from vestibular related disorders often times experience vertigo, dizziness, nausea, migraines, gait issues (walking), and imbalance. In addition, many patients complain of mood changes and cognitive impairment. Usually, these symptoms stem from issues in the inner ear. More than 69 million Americans have experienced some form of vestibular issues in their lifetime, and that number is on the rise.

The most common form of vestibular issues is Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (or BPPV)
• Benign –Not life-threatening
• Paroxysmal –brief spells-comes and goes
• Positional – Triggered by certain head positions or movements
• Vertigo – A false sense of rotational movement

Tiny crystals in the inner ear that slough off and get lodged in the fluid of the ear canals cause BPPV. It can be effectively treated with a simple manual therapy that moves the crystals through the ear, improving and in many cases alleviating vertigo and the sensations of dizziness.

Physical therapists understand the importance of balance and walking for a self-sufficient lifestyle, and the ability to maintain daily activities, whether those activities are at work, play, exercise or just simply getting around. There are numerous programs and therapies to help treat multiple balance issues.

Additional Home Health, Physical Therapy Services:
• Assessment and Evaluation Programs
• Mobility and Range of Motion Training
• Fall Prevention and Balance Retraining
• Post Stroke or Cardiac Surgery Rehabilitation
• Post Surgery Rehabilitation
• Fitness and Wellness Programs
• Functional Training
• Gait Training and Balance Programs
• Manual and Massage Therapy
• Vestibular Rehabilitation

Lake Centre Home Care is a skilled home health agency that provides nursing; physical, occupational, and speech therapy; along with home health aides and medical social services.

Lake Centre Home Care offers comprehensive patient care including physical therapy.

To find out more, please call Lake Centre Home Care today.

310 Market St., Leesburg, FL 34748
(352) 315-0050
HHA# 299992424

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