Whether a person's imbalance is mild or severe, there is now a solution to the problem. Element Physical Therapy, Orthopedic and Balance Clinic specializes in balance, vertigo and dizziness problems and can help address the issue of why one person’s balance is different than another’s – even when they have the same or no medical problems.
The key to fall prevention is for you and your physician to understand how the body controls balance and to know when and where to seek assistance for fall prevention and care. Balance involves a complex interaction between the brain and sensory information from the eyes, ears, ankles, feet and muscle systems of the body. When these systems work together effectively, the brain can easily maintain the body’s balance, however when one or more of these senses is not working properly the result is imbalance. Because balance problems limit safe mobility, they can severely limit independence and daily life function as well as leisure pursuits. Difficulties with walking on uneven surfaces (stairs, carpeting, lawns, etc.), in busy visual environments (i.e. shopping), or at night can cause a person to limit their participation in activities to avoid embarrassment or risk of falling.
Element Physical Therapy is able to provide specialized care for balance problems because they have the only state-of-the-art equipment in Western Montana to help identify the specific causes of your balance problem. This specialized equipment, the NeuroCom SMART EquiTest®, is used to localize the source of your balance problem and can then also be used to help treat the problem. This exceptional equipment in combination with the specially trained physical therapists, Amy Downing and Kelsey Turner, at Element Physical Therapy can provide you and your physician with the answers you need regarding your balance and/or dizziness and are also able to effectively treat the problem.
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