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Balance training Physiotherapy

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    The information on this page has been checked by the physiotherapist Andreas Mondl.

    What is balance training?

    Balance training in physiotherapy practice involves a special exercise program designed to promote balance and stability of the body. This program includes specific exercises to strengthen the muscles that are important for balance, balance exercises on different surfaces and the use of aids such as wobble cushions or exercise balls. Continuous practice can strengthen control over the body and reduce the risk of falls.

    Balance training details

    Duration and price of manual therapy: 60 min €100 / 45 min €80 / 30 min €60
    Cash refund €40 - €80
    Preparations: No special preparations
    Duration of the results: Depending on the problem, repetition of the treatment often necessary

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    Advantages of balance training

    Physiotherapy offers numerous benefits for improving balance. Some of the main advantages are listed below:

    Increasing stability and balance control

    Using specially adapted exercises and techniques, physiotherapy can strengthen the muscles and optimize sensorimotor function. This leads to increased stability and improved balance control.

    Reducing the risk of falling

    Physiotherapy can help to reduce the risk of falls through targeted training of balance and coordination. It improves the body’s reaction speed and adaptability in unexpected situations.

    Increased mobility and independence

    With increased balance, people can move more safely, which leads to increased mobility and more independence in their everyday lives.

    Individually tailored training plans

    Physiotherapy offers customized training programs that are tailored to the patient’s individual needs and abilities. Therapists develop specific treatment plans to improve balance and monitor progress.

    Advice on fall prevention

    Physiotherapists give valuable tips on fall prevention and show how to act safely, e.g. when standing up, sitting down, climbing stairs and avoiding obstacles, in order to minimize the risk of falling at home.

    Self-management and home exercises

    Another advantage of physiotherapy is the possibility of using the exercises and techniques learned at home. Therapists provide instructions and exercise programs that patients can carry out independently to continuously train their balance.

    It should be noted that the results of physiotherapy can vary from person to person. Regular attendance at therapy sessions and performing the recommended exercises at home are essential to achieve maximum benefits. Consulting a qualified physiotherapist is important in order to receive an accurate diagnosis and treatment tailored to your individual needs.

    Types of balance training treatments

    In physiotherapy, there are various forms of balance training that are tailored to the patient’s individual requirements and goals. Some common treatment methods are listed below:

    Static balance exercises

    These exercises involve assuming and maintaining a stable position, such as standing on one leg or remaining in a certain posture for a set period of time. The aim of these exercises is to strengthen the muscles and promote balance.

    Dynamic balance exercises

    These exercises involve performing movements while maintaining balance. Examples of this include balancing on a beam or performing exercises on an unstable surface such as a balance cushion. These exercises are designed to improve coordination and balance during movement.

    Proprioceptive training

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

    Vestibular training

    The vestibular system in the inner ear is crucial for maintaining balance. Vestibular training involves special exercises that stimulate and strengthen this system, such as head movements, fixing the gaze on moving objects and special balance exercises that challenge the vestibular system.

    Functional training

    This training focuses on improving balance in everyday activities and functions. It includes exercises that mimic everyday movements and postures, such as standing up from a chair, climbing stairs or walking on uneven surfaces.

    These are just a few examples of the different types of balance training used in physiotherapy. An experienced physiotherapist can create a suitable training program based on the patient’s individual needs and progress.

    FAQ Balance training

    Frequently asked questions about balance training

    Balance disorders refer to difficulties with the sense of balance and motor control. Typical symptoms include dizziness, unsteadiness, problems standing or walking and an increased risk of falling.

    Physiotherapy can be effective for balance disorders by using targeted exercises and techniques to promote balance, posture, coordination and stability. This can help to restore confidence in your own ability to stand and walk and reduce the risk of falls.

    Various exercises are used in physiotherapy for balance disorders, including balance exercises on unstable surfaces, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF), strength training for leg and trunk muscles and gait training.

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

    The duration of physiotherapy for balance disorders depends on individual needs and the severity of the disorder. Sessions usually take place once or twice a week and can extend over several weeks or months.

    It is advisable to practise the exercises learned in physiotherapy regularly at home to support progress. Physiotherapists can teach suitable home exercises and give instructions for safe and effective execution.

    Physiotherapy for balance disorders is generally safe. However, there may be certain illnesses or injuries that speak against specific exercises. Working with qualified physiotherapists is crucial to ensure safe and effective treatment.

    It is advisable to see a physiotherapist if you regularly experience dizziness, unsteadiness or balance problems that affect your quality of life or increase the risk of falling. A comprehensive examination and an individual treatment plan can be drawn up by the physiotherapist.

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