Balance & Dizziness

Every movement that you make depends on your balance to prevent you from falling. When you feel like you’re struggling to stay on your feet, or you feel dizzy when you try to stand, walk or exercise, then you may be struggling with an issue that can be treated with physical therapy at Forever Fit.

Treating balance and dizziness issues can not only reduce your risk of hurting yourself due to a fall, but it can also boost your overall quality of life by giving you the confidence to try new things, such as playing sports that require balance, like dancing or surfing.

Signs of a Balance or Dizziness Issue

Having a balance or dizziness issue goes beyond the inability to stand on one leg for a long time or feeling a bit lightheaded when you’re looking down from a high distance. A balance issue usually stems from a connection problem between your brain and your central nervous system. Balance issues are often coupled up with dizziness, but there are dizziness issues that come from problems with the inner ear as opposed to the central nervous system.

If you believe that you have a balance or dizziness issue, here are some signs to look out for:
  • Unsteadiness while standing.
  • Staggering while walking.
  • Vertigo (spinning sensation).
  • Lightheadedness.
  • Blurred vision.
  • Disorientation.

Causes of a Balance or Dizziness Issue

If you’re experiencing the signs of a balance or dizziness issue, there are many potential causes that could explain it. Here are some common causes of balance and dizziness issues:

Head injury

Sustaining a traumatic head injury, such as a concussion while playing sports, can damage your vestibular system, which is the sensory system that controls your balance. It can cause balance problems and dizziness or spinning sensations for days or weeks following the injury.


Ear issues

Your vestibular system is located in your inner ear. When you have an ear disorder or infection, you may experience a spinning sensation or balance issues. For example, Ménière’s disease causes fluid to build up in the inner ear, often resulting in vertigo.

Unhealthy blood pressure

Both high and low blood pressure levels can cause balance issues. For instance, high blood pressure can impact your balance by damaging the arteries and reducing microcirculation in some parts of the body. On the other hand, low blood pressure can lead to lightheadedness due to lack of blood flow.

Forever Fit Can Help Improve Your Balance and Decrease Dizziness Issues

If you’re struggling with balance and dizziness issues, then physical therapy through Forever Fit is the answer. We will walk you through exercises to help improve different factors that can contribute to your balance and dizziness issues, such as stability, eye tracking ability and positional awareness. The targeted exercises will also increase your muscle strength to reduce the risk of falling or injury.

Techniques that may be recommended for balance and dizziness issues include:

  • Balance training.
  • Core strengthening.
  • Vestibular rehabilitation.
Contact our team today for more information or to schedule an initial appointment.