At MOTION Physical Therapy in Arnold, we understand that balance is essential for movement and is necessary for all daily activities. It is a critical part of supporting all activities for seniors. What we do to help seniors improve their balance is to offer Balance and Falls Resolution Programs. In these programs, we teach you different skills and exercises to improve your mobility, comfort, range of motion, function, and independence.

The Effects of Poor Balance for Seniors

Falls among seniors can be significant and their healing process is usually a gradual one that will likely take up a large amount of time. 75% of the injuries that occur in seniors usually are fall-related. Seniors can develop a fear of falling which may lead to them becoming inactive. This can potentially weaken their muscles and bones and will increase the likelihood of future falls. It can ultimately lead to them not being able to live independently. Not only will it affect seniors physically, but it can also take a toll on their mental health. It can lead to a lack of confidence, decreased socialization, and even build up depression.

Other Effects:

  • Confusion.
  • Vision changes.
  • Fatigue.
  • Vertigo.
  • Feeling as if you are going to fall.

Why is Balance Important for Seniors?

Balance is important for seniors because it enables them to do daily activities such as making their bed, reaching for items on shelves, and tying their shoes. It overall makes their daily routine easier. When seniors have good balance, they tend to have the confidence to exercise and do the things they enjoy. They can take walks, garden, play with their grandchildren, etc. A Harvard study found that balance training reduced falls that caused injuries by almost 40%. MOTION Physical Therapy in Arnold encourages our balance training programs to give seniors the life they deserve.


MOTION Physical Therapy in Arnold is changing the way fall prevention is administered. We use TRAZER, computer-based simulation technology, to create an accurate analog of work, leisure, exercise, and daily activities. It tracks 25 points on your body and uses full-body sensing to provide information directly related to the patients’ health performance. TRAZER provides valuable insight into the users’ risk of falling. Our professionally trained staff at MOTION Physical Therapy in Arnold begin the process with an examination to determine the client’s current level of balance. Clients who are presumed to have a high risk of potential falling will move on to physical therapy with TRAZER. Every six months, clients will have an evaluation to determine their status and improvement.

What Can Patients Do from Home?

There are plenty of exercises you can do from home that doesn’t require the use of any equipment. There are simple exercises such as standing on one foot, lifting one foot off the floor and maintaining a balance while walking between designated points. A senior’s doctor should be consulted first to ensure these exercises are safe for them to do on their own. These exercises will improve your body’s ability to control and maintain position.

Why Choose Motion PT for Balance Improvement?

When attending the Balance and Falls Resolution Programs at MOTION Physical Therapy in Arnold, clients can expect an improvement in coordination, strength, and reaction time. The advanced technology that MOTION uses sets us apart from all other senior care facilities. Our mission is to improve your mobility, help you feel better, and improve your quality of life. We are committed to moving seniors to live the best life possible. We pride ourselves in contributing to your overall health and wellness. If you’d like to schedule an appointment, please click here.