VAN FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC & WELLNESS CENTER: BALANCE TRAINING

Balance reflects the health of our musculoskeletal and nervous system. For this reason, an examination of balance is part of each new patient exam at Van Family Chiropractic & Wellness Center.

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Simple ways to examine balance

  • Tandem stance (stand with one foot directly behind the other)
    Stand on one leg
  • Romberg test (stand with feet together and eyes closed)
  • These are all simple tests, but your balance and sway during these tests are important. If you sway in any direction or have difficulty maintaining. This shows that your balance is off. There are many causes of decreased balance.

These are all simple tests, but your balance and sway during these tests are important. If you sway in any direction or have difficulty maintaining. This shows that your balance is off. There are many causes of decreased balance.

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DECREASED BALANCE

CAUSES OF DECREASED BALANCE

  • Injury to ankle, knee, or hip
  • Muscle imbalance
  • Whiplash
  • Concussion
  • Neurodegenerative diseases (Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and Dementia)
  • Developmental delays 

It is very important that we identify the reason for your decreased balance. The cause of decreased balance will impact your specific functional neurology treatment plan. We know that decreased balance can result in many issues, such as back pain, injuries, falls, and poor sports performance. Each issue creates stress and prevents you from living the life you want to have. The goal at Van Family Chiropractic & Wellness Center is to help you improve your wellness or get your health back.

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