Ageing Challenges and Balance Issues
Get Back on Your Feet
Ageing can come with difficulties in daily activities, like getting up from a chair, carrying household items, or feeling unsteady on your feet. This unsteadiness might be due to a sense of dizziness or vertigo, which are vestibular issues. If you’re over 65 and facing such challenges, our specialized equipment and tailored treatment plans can help you regain your confidence and balance.
What is the Anti-Gravity Treadmill?
The AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill, a marvel of technology developed by NASA, is the core of our treatment. This device allows us to adjust your body weight in 1% increments. This proves instrumental in treating walking difficulties (gait issues) by allowing us to alter your natural weight, correct dysfunctional gaits, strengthen your muscles, and build your endurance. As you get stronger and more confident, we’ll gradually re-introduce your body weight to challenge you and make you stronger over time.
Initial Evaluation and Treatment Plan
Your journey to recovery begins with an initial evaluation. You’ll meet with a physical therapist specializing in your condition. If you’re a post-surgical patient or have a doctor’s prescription, we’ll review those details. We will ask you about your discomfort, assess your strength, range of motion, and pain levels, and perform physical tests to understand your condition better.
Creating a Customized Therapy Plan
Based on the initial evaluation, your physical therapist will develop a personalized treatment plan. This includes discussing the frequency of your therapy sessions, setting realistic expectations, and determining the timeframe for your recovery. Your path to better mobility and balance is not a one-size-fits-all; it’s tailored specifically to your needs and comfort level.
Ensuring Confidence and Understanding
It’s important that you fully understand and feel comfortable with your treatment plan. You’re encouraged to ask any questions about the program and we’re here to make sure you’re confident about the journey ahead. Remember, ageing doesn’t mean you need to slow down; our therapists are here to help you regain your confidence, balance, and independence in your daily activities.
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