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Balance training home visit in Vienna

We offer balance training physiotherapy at home throughout Vienna.
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    What is balance training?

    Balance training in physical therapy is an exercise program to improve balance and stability of the body. It includes targeted exercises to strengthen the relevant muscles, balance exercises on unstable surfaces and the use of aids such as balance cushions or therapy balls. Regular training can improve body control and reduce the risk of falls.

    Balance training details

    Duration of treatment: 60 minutes unit
    Price: €120 per unit
    Refund cash desk €40 - €80
    Preparations: No special preparations
    Duration of results: Depending on the problem, repeat the treatment often necessary

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    Advantages of a home visit for balance training

    Physical therapy can provide numerous benefits to improve balance in the home. Here are some of the main advantages:

    Improved stability and balance control

    Through targeted exercises and techniques, physical therapy can help strengthen muscles and improve sensorimotor function. This leads to increased stability and better control of balance.

    Reduced risk of falls

    By targeting balance and coordination training, physical therapy can reduce the risk of falls. It helps improve responsiveness and the ability to adapt the body in unforeseen situations.

    Increased mobility and independence

    Improved balance ability allows people to move more safely and stably. This allows them to increase their mobility and move more independently in their own homes.

    Customized training

    Physical therapy provides customized exercise programs to meet a person’s specific needs and abilities. The therapist develops an individualized treatment plan aimed at improving balance and monitors the patient’s progress.

    Fall prevention guide

    Physiotherapists can provide valuable tips and advice on fall prevention. They can demonstrate how to safely stand up, sit down, climb stairs and avoid obstacles to minimize the risk of falls in the home environment.

    Self management and exercises at home

    A great advantage of physiotherapy is that the exercises and techniques learned can be performed at home. The therapist can provide instructions and exercise programs that patients can implement on their own to practice balance on a regular basis.

    It is important to note that the results of physical therapy may vary from individual to individual. Regular attendance at therapy sessions and implementation of recommended exercises at home are critical to achieving maximum benefits. Always consult a:n qualified:n physiotherapist:in for an accurate diagnosis and treatment tailored to your needs.

    Causes of poor balance

    The age

    With age, the ability to maintain balance often decreases. This may be due to age-related changes in the vestibular system, muscle strength, and sensory processing.

    Problems of the inner ear

    Diseases or injuries of the inner ear, such as Meniere’s disease, labyrinthitis or vestibular neuritis, can cause dizziness and impaired balance.

    Neurological disorders

    Certain neurological conditions, such as stroke, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, or peripheral neuropathy, can affect balance.

    Musculoskeletal disorders

    Musculoskeletal disorders, such as arthritis, muscle degeneration or herniated discs, can affect stability and coordination and lead to poor balance.

    Medication

    Some medications, especially those that affect the central nervous system, can cause dizziness and disturbed balance.

    Injuries

    Head injuries, traumatic brain injuries, or injuries to the inner ear from falls or accidents can also affect balance.

    Visual disturbances

    The visual system plays an important role in maintaining balance. Visual disturbances or eye diseases can affect the balance.

    It is important to note that the exact causes of poor balance can vary from person to person. If someone has problems with balance, it is advisable to see doctors or a specialist in the field of physiotherapy or audiology to get an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment options.

    Types of balance training treatments

    There are different types of balance training in physical therapy that can be used depending on the patient:s individual needs and goals. Here are some common treatments:

    Static balance exercises

    These exercises involve holding a stable position, such as standing on one leg or holding a certain position for a certain amount of time. They aim to strengthen muscles and improve balance.

    Dynamic balance exercises

    These exercises involve movements while maintaining balance. Examples include walking on a beam or performing exercises on an unstable surface such as a balance cushion. These exercises help improve coordination and balance in motion.

    Proprioceptive training

    Proprioception refers to body awareness and the ability to perceive the position and movement of the body in space. Proprioceptive training involves exercises that stimulate the proprioceptive system, such as standing on an unstable surface and performing movements that challenge balance. This helps to improve balance and stability.

    Vestibular training

    The vestibular system in the inner ear plays an important role in maintaining balance. Vestibular training includes specific exercises to stimulate and strengthen the vestibular system. These include, for example, head turns, gaze fixation on moving objects, and specific balance exercises that challenge the vestibular system.

    Functional training

    This training aims to improve balance in everyday activities and functions. It includes exercises that mimic specific movements and postures that occur in daily life, such as getting out of a chair, climbing stairs, or walking on uneven terrain.

    These are just a few examples of different types of balance training used in physical therapy. An experienced physiotherapist can design the appropriate training program according to the patient’s individual needs and progress.

    Before and after physiotherapy treatment for balance disorders.

    Before physiotherapy treatment for balance disorders.

    Medical history

    Discuss your medical history, including any previous injuries or conditions that could cause balance problems, with the physical therapist(s).

    Evaluation of the balance

    The physical therapist:in will perform a comprehensive evaluation of your balance to identify the exact cause of the disorder and adjust the treatment plan.

    Objective

    Together with physiotherapist(s) you set clear goals that you want to achieve through treatment, such as improving balance, preventing falls and increasing mobility.

    After physiotherapy treatment for balance disorders.

    Exercise schedule

    The physical therapist:in will provide you with an individualized exercise plan to improve balance. It is important to follow the plan continuously to achieve the desired results.

    Integration into everyday life

    The physical therapist:in will show you techniques and strategies that you can incorporate into your daily routine to improve balance. This could be, for example, practicing balance while standing in the kitchen or practicing balance while walking.

    Progress monitoring

    The physical therapist:in will monitor your progress regularly and adjust the treatment plan as necessary. It is important to share your experiences and challenges with the therapist:s in order to provide the best care possible.

    The recovery time of a physiotherapy treatment for balance disorders

    For optimal results, therapy should usually be performed 2-3 times per week. In addition, recommended exercises should be repeated independently and regularly.

    The effects of physiotherapy treatment for vestibular disorders.

    After physical therapy treatment, you should continue to perform regular exercise and balance exercises to maintain long-term results. The physical therapist can give you instructions for an adapted home exercise program. It may be useful to share the physical therapist:s progress and recommendations with other health care professionals, such as your primary care physicians or neurologists, to ensure comprehensive care.

    FAQ Balance Training

    Frequently asked questions about balance training

    Balance disorders refer to problems related to the sense of balance and body control. They can include dizziness, instability, difficulty standing or walking, and an increased risk of falling.

    Physical therapy can help with balance disorders by using specific exercises and techniques to improve balance, posture, coordination and stability. This can help restore confidence when standing and walking and reduce the risk of falls.

    A variety of exercises and techniques can be used in physical therapy for balance disorders, including balance exercises such as standing or standing on unstable surfaces, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) exercises, strength training for the legs and trunk muscles, and gait training.

    Physiotherapy for balance disorders can benefit people of all ages who suffer from dizziness or problems with balance. This includes older adults, people with neurological conditions such as stroke or Parkinson's disease, and people with injuries or musculoskeletal conditions.

    The duration of physiotherapy treatment for balance disorders varies depending on individual needs and severity of the disorder. As a rule, sessions are held once or twice a week and can take place over several weeks or months.

    Yes, it is recommended to perform the learned exercises and techniques regularly at home to support progress. The physical therapist:s can show you specific exercises to do at home and provide instruction on how to do them safely and effectively.

    In most cases, physical therapy is safe for balance disorders. However, certain diseases or injuries may be contraindications for certain exercises. It is important to work with qualified physical therapist:s to ensure the safest and most effective treatment for your specific situation.

    It is advisable to see a:n equilibrium physical therapist if you regularly experience dizziness, instability or problems with balance that affect your quality of life or increase your risk of falling. The physical therapist:in can perform a comprehensive evaluation and develop an individualized treatment plan.

    Balance training physiotherapy throughout Vienna

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