• Shannon Cobb

What to do if your medical diagnosis is causing your balance problem


What do you do if your medical diagnosis is causing your balance problems?

I have said it before, but every Stroke and Brain Injury is different. Some people have injuries to their brain in specific areas- producing more specific results. For example, you can have an injury in the area of your brain that has more responsibility for your balance and coordination. When this occurs, you may not have the typical symptoms that are easy for other people to see. You may be able to move your arms and legs, but it might be very uncoordinated. Or, you may have issues with feeling unbalanced, getting dizzy, trouble reading, feel uncomfortable when you are riding in the car. Did you know that there are ways to treat these symptoms?

The first step is to see a therapist that can perform a specific assessment to determine where your issue is arising. This person can look at the systems that let you know where you are in space and coordinate movement to determine a treatment plan. That treatment plan my include eye exercises. While your clarity of vision may be unchanged, the way your eyes are coordinating movement with the rest of your body could be “off” due to your brain injury. When this is off, you can experience poor balance, feel dizzy, have difficulty reading or feel bad when your are riding in the car. It could include other exercises to improve your coordination throughout your body. However, the key to getting the right treatment is getting an accurate assessment. A specialist neurologic therapist will know the right assessments to perform. Then, it will take consistent work to make gradual changes in your abilities in the areas that they find are “weak”. If you want to speak to a specialist neurologic Physical Therapist and find out what can be done for you just Click here to talk schedule a Phone Call with a therapist

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