Physical therapy for balance disorders in Dundalk, Maryland

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Meet with the best balance disorders physical therapists in Dundalk, Maryland

Dundalk, Maryland, Luna employs physical therapists that specialize in treating patients with balance disorders. Our PTs can help these patients regain confidence in their ability to walk without falling and return to the activities they enjoy — quickly and safely.

The best part? With Luna, patients can receive physical therapy for balance disorders at home. Our physical therapists come to you — it’s physical therapy, delivered.


What is a balance disorder?

The term “balance disorder” refers to a number of conditions that cause frequent or constant dizziness or unsteadiness. Certain underlying health conditions, medications, or problems in the brain or inner ear can all cause balance disorders.

One’s sense of balance relies on signals between the brain, eyes, ears, and muscles in the legs. A problem with any one of these systems can result in a balance disorder, which is why it can sometimes be very difficult to identify the cause of (or correct) a balance disorder.

Balance disorders manifest themselves in different ways depending on the patient and the underlying cause. Some patients may experience prolonged, intense dizziness, while others may experience fleeting fainting spells.

Source: NIH

Balance disorder symptoms

Patients with balance disorders often feel that the room is spinning or that they may fall down. These sensations can occur whether the patient is sitting, lying down, or standing up, though patients who are standing when the symptoms begin can sometimes find some relief by sitting or lying down.

Because balance disorders range widely in type and severity, no two patients experience the same collection of symptoms. While some patients might experience debilitating bouts of dizziness for hours at a time, others might experience frequent, short periods of lightheadedness.

The most common symptoms of balance disorders include:

  • Vertigo
  • Faintness
  • Loss of balance
  • Blurred or double vision
  • Confusion

Source: MayoClinic


What causes balance disorders?

It can be difficult to identify the exact cause of any given balance disorder, as they can be caused by a diverse array of conditions. Generally, the underlying cause is related to the most pervasive sign or symptom of the disorder. Patients with persistent vertigo, for example, often have a problem in the inner ear or brain; an inner ear virus or a concussion can both produce this symptom.

Patients who experience frequent bouts of faintness or lightheadedness, on the other hand, tend more often to have underlying conditions which affect blood pressure, like hypotension or cardiovascular disease. Loss of balance can be attributed to joint, muscle, or vision problems, or to certain medications or underlying conditions.

The most common causes of balance disorders include:

  • Medications
  • Neurological conditions
  • Injury or infection in the inner ear
  • Low blood pressure
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Joint or muscle problems
Source: MayoClinic

Physical therapy for balance disorders in Dundalk, Maryland

A licensed physical therapist will typically work with patients to implement a treatment program designed for their own specific needs. Most balance disorder physical therapy plans are made up of a combination of mobility, strengthening, flexibility, and balancing exercises, along with key lifestyle changes.

Physical therapy treatment plans for arthritis usually include postural training (with assistive devices such as walkers and canes), environmental modification suggestions, and light exercise and stretching routines.

Source: Move Forward PT

Frequently asked questions

Where are Luna therapists seeing patients?

Your neighborhood in the Dundalk area is within our reach for in-home physical therapy sessions. Wherever you reside, we strive to bring physical therapy to your doorstep, making the PT experience as convenient as possible.

Is physical therapy covered by insurance?

At Luna, we accept a variety of insurance plans and handle the benefits verification process seamlessly. Rest assured, your co-pay with Luna will mirror the precise amount stated in your insurance plan for a PT clinic visit. All major insurances and Medicare are welcome.

Is there a waiting list for new patients?

Not at all—we believe in simplifying the process for patients to kickstart their physical therapy. Welcoming new patients is a key aspect of our service, and for the majority, their first at-home physical therapy appointment can be scheduled within 48 hours of signing up. Our therapists maintain a flexible schedule, operating from 6:30 am to 8:30 pm, seven days a week. Check Availability.

Who are Luna’s physical therapists?

At Luna, our therapists are seasoned practitioners, boasting a minimum of 3 years of professional practice, often with a wealth of additional experience. Each therapist undergoes a meticulous interview and thorough background check. We exclusively work with therapists who are wholeheartedly committed to delivering top-tier care to their patients.

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