Balance and Mobility - Functional Advantage

If you have wobbly legs, or have fallen before - it’s very tempting to think that it’s nothing, that it won’t happen again. Or, you pass it off as something that just happens when you get older...

There’s no obvious reason why your legs feel unsteady, but they don’t seem to be getting better!

If that’s happening to you, you’re not alone - and we hear this type of thing all the time. In fact, Balance and Mobility is THE most common problem that we see in our physical therapy clinic in Freeland.

And when it comes to living with balance problems, everybody we see wants to know

"Why is This Happening to me?"

or

"Why Is My Balance Getting Worse?

Most people think that when they develop balance problems or have fallen, it’s just going to go away on its own and it won’t happen again.

… But then you fall again or you continue to have wobbly legs- often it’s even worse than it was when it came on.

Does that sound Like You?

Another scenario we see all the time in our physical therapy clinic is when people go-to their Doctor, and their Doctor tells them to start using a cane or walker.

Although, this helps, it doesn’t always prevent falls completely, and often they still feel unsteady on their feet and are constantly fearful of falling – or even worse, end up falling and hurting themselves.

Has this type of thing happened to you?

Why does balance and mobility issues continue to get worse over time? It’s easy to get confused because you’ve been told different things, by different people. There’s lots of people out there who are happy to dispense advice - but not all of it is credible.

Maybe you think your balance problems were caused by doing something – like falling - but really it was caused by years and years of sitting in your favorite recliner chair that caused the muscles in your legs to become weak and falling was a result of that.

If you don’t know what you’re doing – balance and mobility issues can be very confusing, and because of this, many people just end up accepting it as ‘part of life’ - as if it’s normal, and ‘just the way it is’.

Do You Feel That Way Too?

If You’re Currently Living With Balance and Mobility Issues, Here’s 6 More Reasons Why It Could Be Lasting Longer Than It Should:

  • You thought it would get better on it’s own - but it didn’t.
  • You went to the Doctor who told you to use a cane or walker- but your legs are still wobbly and don’t feel stronger.
  • A family member or friend told you that everybody has balance problems as they get older so you just accepted it.
  • You tried other healthcare professionals, or a physical therapist in the past, but nothing they said or did seemed to help.
  • You tried Googling how to improve your balance or how to prevent falls but nothing you found helped.
  • You thought it would be a good idea to sit more because your balance was so bad, but all that did was make it your legs feel weaker.

If any of these have happened to you - we would love to help you by inviting you to book a call to talk with one of our physical therapists to find out what can be done to help you. The fact that you’ve tried any or all of these things already is actually a GOOD THING because when you know what doesn’t work - you are closer to finding the thing that does!

Click the link below to book a call with us if you would like to get some solid advice given to you over the phone. The phone call is complementary and there is no obligation to book any appointments with us after the call is over. Our goal is to help you make the right decision about what to do next for the best.

What can I do to Improve My Balance  Quickly?...

Well, here's 4 things you can do:

  • First off, you need to make a decision about getting help. So many people procrastinate for so long, thinking that balance issues will ‘just get better with time’ or that they ‘won’t fall again’, but then 6 months down the line they’re still putting up with it, and nothing’s changed… Or it gets worse and they fall again.
  • Next, do the RIGHT exercises - one of the best things to help you improve your balance problems is to do the right series of progressed exercises - the right exercises given to you by a physical therapist will help you improve balance and feel steady on your feet - and make sure that the you won’t have any falls in the future.
  • Avoid sitting and long periods of rest - ever tried to get up from the sofa after resting for a while, but you struggle because your legs feel weak? That’s because one of the worst things you can do that adds to balance problems is rest, and sit for long periods of time. Too much rest, and sitting can weaken your leg muscles and increase your risk for falls. It would really help if you were given appropriate strengthening exercises, to get you active and healthy as quickly as possible.
  • Get real, “one-on-one” physical therapy - Physical Therapy is proven to help people with balance problems and a history of falling. In fact at Functional Advantage Physical Therapy it’s one of the most common problems we see. If your balance is affecting your daily activities, your ability to keep active, if it threatens your independence or gets in the way of spending quality time with family and friends - physical therapy can help get you back to living the life you deserve as quickly as possible.

If you would like to know how the physical therapy team at Functional Advantage Physical Therapy can help you live feeling steadier on your feet - we invite you to start with a completely free, no-obligation, risk free appointment at our clinic:

*Note: Consultation is something that we offer to people who are very nervous or skeptical about physical therapy - unsure of its benefits or if it is right for them. If that sounds like you, then please start with a free taster session so that we can work with you to find out what is wrong and what can be done - without any financial risk on your part.

So the next question is:

“How Can Choosing to See a Physical Therapist at Functional Advantage Help You Improve Your Balance Problems?”

Here’s just a few of the things our physical therapy team can do for you:

  • We can quickly help you feel more confident on your feet and while walking.
  • We can help you find out what’s really going on, and get to the root cause of your balance problems.
  • We will ensure that you improve your balance properly and safely - and we will provide you with the perfect set of exercises that will help with your wobbly legs.
  • We can help you be on your feet longer without your legs feeling weak and wobbly or like they are going to “give-way”.
  • We can help you avoid dangerous falls - that lead to painful injuries.
  • We can help you get back to enjoying quality time with family and friends without having to worry about your balance.

Basically, we can help you get back to living life free from the curse of having wobbly legs and having the fear of falling.

 If you want to know what it costs - and what availability we have at our physical therapy clinic in Freeland, then please just click the button below and complete the short form:

“Hear From Happy Patients of Functional Advantage PT Clinic”

Please enjoy watching stories of other people just like you who came to see the physical therapy team at Functional Advantage Physical Therapy - and left much healthier and happier:

Jim

Jim G.

In His 70’s from Freeland, MI.

I never thought physical therapy could help my back, but, my back was sore all the time and it kept me from doing things that I liked to do. 

I went to a chiropractor and I did therapeutic massages a couple of times. Neither one of them helped.

But physical therapy, the ease of doing these stretches and they worked around you for your appointments whenever you were available, they made it happen. Great work. Why suffer with back pain? If you don't have to.

Paul

Paul B.

In His 40’s Freeland, MI

I spend a lot of time at the desk and I started having some trouble with hip pain, sciatica down the side of the leg, into the lower back, trouble sitting for long periods of time. The pain had been happening for probably upwards of 10 years. Ultimately what led me in here was I was having trouble playing golf. I'm definitely on a good path now and I know there's no reason to have to live with pain.

Diane

Diane L.

In Her 70’s Saginaw, MI

I lost my confidence in walking and going places and didn't feel like I had quality of life. There was a lot of fear of falling, which would create more injuries. I thought I had to go to the doctor, get a referral and go through all their testing. I came here just to explore it and see your balance program and then you guys did all the work for me. Now I can do everything I want to do.

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