Impaired Balance

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Results Physical Therapy

Physical Therapists located in Gainesville & Fairfax, VA

Balance issues can lead to accidents and even deadly falls. At Results Physical Therapy in Gainesville and Fairfax, Virginia, you’ll receive expert physical therapy services to improve your balance and mobility. They offer a wide range of physical therapy and wellness services designed to help you meet your health goals. If you’re struggling with impaired balance, the certified physical therapists at Results Physical Therapy can help you develop a personalized treatment plan. To learn more about how physical therapy can keep you healthy, call or book an appointment online today.

Impaired Balance Q & A

What are the Symptoms of Impaired Balance?

If you have issues with your balance, you may feel unsteady on your feet while standing or walking. In some cases, you may even feel dizzy when sitting or lying down. You might have fallen recently, or you may worry about future falls.

People with balance disorders often experience the following symptoms:

  • Dizziness
  • Vertigo
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Blurry vision
  • Feeling lightheaded or faint
  • Confusion
  • Sudden changes in blood pressure


Falls can be dangerous, even for people who are young or otherwise healthy. If you have recently fallen, be sure to seek medical attention right away.

What Causes Impaired Balance?

Impaired balance can sometimes be a natural part of aging. As you grow older, you may lose strength in your muscle or joints. You might start to feel unsteady or off balance on a regular basis.

Balance disorders and impaired balance can also affect young children and adults of all ages.

Some medical conditions that can cause impaired balance include:

  • Head injuries
  • Injuries to legs/feet
  • Inner ear infections
  • Low blood pressure
  • Poor blood circulation
  • Neurological disorders
  • Vestibular disorders


Many people struggle with impaired balance after a medical procedure or after starting a new medication. In some cases, these symptoms may be temporary. But sometimes you may continue to have balance problems for months or years. If you are experiencing impaired balance for the first time, consult your doctor for further tests.

How is Impaired Balance Treated?

If you have a balance disorder or condition affecting your balance, your doctor may recommend medication. But many doctors also suggest that patients with balance issues see a physical therapist.

At Results Physical Therapy, your physical therapist helps you increase strength in your legs and feet. After receiving physical therapy, you'll feel steadier and more confident. Physical therapy can also improve joint mobility in your knees, hips, and ankles, which can help prevent falls.

Depending on your medical needs, your doctor may recommend that you use an assistive device like a cane. The physical therapists at Results Physical Therapy can also help you learn how to use this device effectively.

If you’re struggling with poor balance, physical therapy can make a difference. The staff at Results Physical Therapy can help you rebuild your strength and get you safely back on your feet. Call today or book an appointment online.