Balance / Gait Rehab

Falls can lead to severe disability and injury including fractures, head injury, sedentary lifestyle and even death. Preventative and post-fall health services, including physical therapy, are available to help maintain and restore the quality of life and wellness of older adults. Westlake Physical Therapy clinicians perform balance assessments and tests to assess balance and risk of falling. We can then address these impairments and educate patients on ways to improve their balance and safety. Balance is a motor skill. To enhance it, you have to train your balance in the same way you would have to train your muscles for strength and your heart for aerobic capacity. At Westlake Physical Therapy, we utilize a variety of techniques to improve balance, gait, and quality of life.