Balance & Fall Prevention

We all trip over our feet every once in a while, whether we’ve stumbled over an uneven sidewalk or we miss a step on the stairs. But even though it may seem inevitable to have a fall every now and then, there are still ways that you can improve your balance to prevent a serious tumble in the future.

Balance training and fall prevention is a physical therapy treatment that helps you stay upright during motion and reduce the risk of injury. Learn how Forever Fit can improve your equilibrium and prevent future falls with exercises and education.

What Is Balance Training and Fall Prevention?

When it comes to balance training and fall prevention at a physical therapy clinic, the treatment goes beyond being able to stand on one leg or improving your reflexes. The goal is to increase every facet of your physical fitness to decrease the risk of injury.

Balance training and fall prevention treatment often focuses on:

Core strength

With targeted exercises, your physical therapist can help you increase the strength of your core muscles to help you maintain your center of gravity while moving. Core strengthening often includes weight training as well.


Proper posture means that your spine is properly aligned while you’re standing and walking. A part of balance training is making postural adjustments to decrease your risk of falling.

Vestibular rehabilitation

Many balance issues stem from the vestibular system, which is the sensory system located in your ear that controls your balance. Vestibular rehab helps to decrease vestibular dysfunction that can lead to balance issues and dizziness.

Decreasing fall hazards

Education plays a big role in fall prevention. A physical therapist can help make recommendations for home and lifestyle adjustments that will decrease your risk of falling, such as improper footwear or unsafe furniture placement.

Who Can Benefit From Balance Training and Fall Prevention?

If you find that you’re continuously struggling to find your footing, or you have had a few close calls when it comes to falling, it may be time to seek out a physical therapist.

Balance issues can step from a variety of medical conditions and injuries, including:

Musculoskeletal injuries, such as fractures, tendinitis or sprains.
  • Feet issues that affect their ability to bear weight, such as corns or calluses.
  • Vestibular dysfunction.
  • Vision problems.
  • Arthritis.
  • Brain disorders.
  • Neurological issues, such as multiple sclerosis, stroke or Parkinson’s disease.
If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, you may benefit from balance training:
  • Unsteadiness while standing or walking.
  • Slow walking pace.
  • Double vision.
  • Vertigo, or a spinning sensation.
  • Dizziness.
  • Lightheadedness.
  • Motion sickness.
  • Leg muscle spasms or weakness.

Forever Fit’s Balance Training and Fall Prevention Can Help Keep You Safe and Standing Tall

As we get older, we increase our risk of falling and sustaining an injury. It can also take a bit longer to find your balance when you stand up after sitting down for an extended period of time. The good news is that at Forever Fit, our balance training and fall prevention can help alleviate the symptoms of balance issues and reduce your risk of falls.

Contact our team today for more information or to schedule an initial appointment.