Balance, Gait & Vestibular Disturbances

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Many patients in outpatient orthopedic and sports medicine clinics have balance related problems. For example, someone with a lower extremity injury may have postural or proprioception issues leading to decreased balance. Patients with neurological deficits or vestibular issues will have balance problems that could result in unsteadiness or falls. Balance problems are addressed in every patient and, depending on their symptoms, a specific treatment plan is developed to improve overall function.