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Balance Therapy and Physical Therapy Goals

Balance Therapy and Physical Therapy Goals

Balance therapy is a generalized category of physical therapy exercises to help an individual improve their balance.  The ultimate goals of balance therapy are to prevent falls and increase a person’s functional abilities and independence, both at home and in the...
Top 5 Signs of Visual Problems in Children

Top 5 Signs of Visual Problems in Children

My physical therapy practice in Sarasota, Florida, is devoted to helping people with balance and inner ear problems. So you may be wondering why I am writing about visual problems The reason is: vision is extremely important in maintaining good balance! We use our...
What are Acoustic Neuromas?

What are Acoustic Neuromas?

Acoustic Neuromas are nerve sheath tumors surrounding the vestibular or cochlear nerves. The vestibular nerve is the balance nerve that goes from the inner ear to the brain. The cochlear nerve is the hearing nerve that goes from the cochlea to the brain. When the...
5 Signs That a Person Needs Balance Therapy

5 Signs That a Person Needs Balance Therapy

Artwork: Here is a Sign by Forrest Best, 1970 How do you know if you or someone you love, such as an elderly parent, may need balance therapy? Below are 5 signs that balance therapy could be right for you. If it is, contact a physical therapist that specializes in...