Poor Balance and Fall Prevention
The Secret to Solving Poor Balance
Our physical therapy gives hope to those with poor balance and a history of falls. These things are crucial:
Performing a Muscle IQ Fall Risk Evaluation
Vestibular System Assessment
Eye Muscle Weakness Assessment
Neck range of motion and muscle testing
With our unique evaluation and treatment techniques we can find what others may have missed. If you have poor balance or vestibular problems you need to try Muscle IQ Physical Therapy in Orem.
What is Vestibular Rehab?
Dizziness, imbalance and vertigo are three symptoms that can be caused by a problem in your Vestibular System. Dizziness is motion sensitivity. Head movements or changing positions can bring on dizziness if you have vestibular dysfunction. Imbalance is usually feeling like you are veering off to one side, you feel off kilter, or having a hard time keeping yourself upright. Vertigo is when it feels like the room is spinning. This is most commonly caused by BPPV, or benign paroxismal positional vertigo.
Vestibular exercises can help your body learn how to maintain balance and decrease the feelings of dizziness and imbalance. Here are some simple exercises to perform.
Reversing Muscle Stiffness
Muscle stiffness in chronic pain patients usually occurs because of the growth of fibrous tissue, or fibrosis, in the deep muscles and fascia. At Muscle IQ our treatment is guided by the Fascial Distortion Model, which is a perfect fit for the treatment of this aspect of chronic pain. A successful outcome from chronic pain cannot happen without identifying and treating the fibrotic changes (fascial distortions) in and around the muscles. At Muscle IQ, our Doctors have received extensive training in the Fascial Distortion Model. With the right treatments, the tissues that are the root cause of chronic pain can be modified, loosened, and restored to a healthier state. If you hurt your back in a motor vehicle accident we will work hand-in hand with your pain management physician and your personal injury attorney.
Restore Normal Muscle Response
Normal healthy muscles respond quickly and solidly to applied force. Muscles affected by chronic pain respond slowly, weakly, or will not respond well at all to applied force. At Muscle IQ we use the Afferent Input Method to identify the origin of this muscle weakness and to treat the correct location necessary to restore normal muscle response.
Recondition the Muscles
Chronic pain is always accompanied by muscle deconditioning. Deconditioned muscles have the following problems:
1. Normal muscle repair time is slower.
2. Deconditioned muscles are less protective against new injury.
3. The muscle is less powerful.
4. The muscle fatigues faster.
5. Decreased nerve communication.
6. Decreased blood flow.
7. Decreased ability to process oxygen.
Chronic pain patients require an extended period of muscle reconditioning to help reverse the problems listed above. The muscles involved with chronic pain require an exercise program specifically developed for the current condition of the muscle.
At Muscle IQ we have state-of-the-art medical exercise machines capable of assessing current muscle strength and creating the perfect exercise plan based on the testing results. Too much resistance will produce unwanted new injury. The exercises must be appropriately light to allow for pain-free completion of the exercise with a focus on high repetition and low resistance.