When it comes to balance, there are many myths that have been passed around over the years, many of which are false.
Here are 5 of the most common balance myths:
1. Myth: Only older adults need to worry about balance. Fact: People of all ages can have balance issues, especially those who are recovering from an injury, are on certain medications or have medical condition symptoms such as vertigo, migraines, and many others.
2. Myth: Balance exercises are boring and not effective. Fact: There are many fun and effective balance exercises that can improve your balance and prevent falls.
3. Myth: You can’t improve your balance once you start to lose it. Fact: It is never too late to start working on your balance, and with the right exercises and treatments, you can improve your balance at any age.
4. Myth: Being active actually increases your risk of falling. Fact: Regular activity and exercise can actually improve your balance and reduce your risk of falling.
5. Myth: Balance issues are just a normal part of aging. Fact: While balance may decline as we age, it is not an inevitable part of the aging process. With the right treatments and interventions, seniors can maintain their balance and reduce their risk of falls.
If you or someone you know is experiencing balance issues, don't hesitate to reach out to BURD Physical Therapy. Our team of expert therapists can help you improve your balance and reduce your risk of falls.