Balance & Fall Prevention
Our Physical Therapist will evaluate your specific concerns regarding balance and falls. Overall balance is affected by three systems: visual, vestibular, and musculoskeletal.
Frequently with aging, our vestibular and musculoskeletal systems are affected, and we rely more heavily on vision for balance. This is a reason falls occur more commonly in low or no light.
Physical therapy can also assist by improving the body’s other sensory systems. This includes focusing on the vestibular and strength systems, adding exercises designed to improve your balance. This can help people become less reliant on the visual system. Building strength and stability through exercise will decrease the risk of a fall or assist in recovery when the body moves off balance.
Common diagnosis which can affect balance include Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke, Vertigo, and Concussions.
I recently completed physical therapy at Med A Quest, and felt compelled to let you know how pleased I was with the care and attention I received.
The moment you enter the door, Jennifer makes you feel welcomed, the atmosphere is inviting, and I particularly liked that there are individual treatment rooms for the more “personal” phases of treatment.
Brittany, my therapist, was compassionate, and extremely knowledgeable. She supervised every exercise and continually asked about my comfort level. One of the best things Med A Quest offers is an APP that is sent to your email showing all of the exercises, with instructions, that you are asked to do in between your scheduled appointments.
I strongly recommend that if you are in need of professional/compassionate care – you call Med A Quest!
I discovered Med A Quest accidentally. I was looking for a physical therapist. When I called, their new office had not opened yet. When Med A Quest opened their doors, Med A Quest called me for my first appointment. I was one of the very first new patients at the new location in Egg Harbor Township. I am still at Med A Quest, attending three sessions a week. Even though this office is new, the physical therapists I have worked with are very skilled, knowledgeable, and professional. They know what they are doing. The support staff is impressive as well. Yes, I recommend Med A Quest if you are looking for a physical therapist.