Stabilization Exercises

Studies have shown that older individuals over 65 are rushed to emergency rooms due to fall-related injuries every 11 seconds. And older adults succumb to their fall-related injuries and die every 19 minutes. In fact, falls are the leading cause of non-fatal and fatal injuries in older individuals. Fall-related injuries are so common because the human body gradually loses stability as it grows older.

Over time, the human body may lose stability and balance due to spinal changes, arthritic changes, vision problems, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and various other factors. However, regular exercise and physical therapy can restore balance and stability, allowing you to avoid potentially fatal injuries and falls. If you’re struggling with balance, please contact our physical therapists to restore your stability in Miami, FL.

You Need Stabilization Exercises if You Experience…

  • Dizziness while walking or standing still
  • Vertigo — motion or spinning sensations while standing still
  • Inability to focus on objects
  • Tunnel vision
  • Double vision
  • Frequent nausea or vomiting
  • Abnormal eye movements
  • Weakness of arms and legs
  • Trouble while standing still for prolonged periods
  • Frequent falls while walking or standing
  • Unsteadiness on your feet

Your Physical Therapy Includes…

Physical Evaluation

Your physical therapy and stabilization exercises start with a thorough evaluation. Your therapists will perform numerous tests to identify the problem areas, such as vision tests, heart rate checks, and evaluations of your strength, range of motion, balance, and posture. Based on these tests, they’ll curate a personalized treatment plan to improve your balance, stability, and gait.

Pain Management

Pain management is an essential, and often the first, part of your stabilization exercises. If you’re experiencing pain in various parts of your body, the therapist will address the root cause of pain before starting with the exercises. The stabilization exercises should be performed when you’re completely comfortable.

Balance Training

Your balance training focuses on fall prevention by improving stability. The physical therapist may recommend a series of balance-based activities, such as holding your balance while reading a book or reciting the alphabet, standing on one leg, and other such tasks.

Walking Programs

Your physical therapist will ask you to walk in certain patterns, such as walking in a circle. They’ll evaluate your gait and posture to improve your normal functionality. They’ll also provide tips and strategies to walk comfortably while minimizing the risk of instability.

Schedule an Appointment

Miami Neurology & Rehabilitation Specialists is led by a talented team of physical therapists. Our physical therapists conduct numerous tests, such as vision tests, balance tests, evaluations of your range of motion, etc., to curate a comprehensive treatment plan based on your specific needs. We minimize your risk of falling while simultaneously improving your range of motion, strength, and flexibility.

Please schedule an appointment at our center in Miami, FL, to discuss your stabilization exercises.


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