Mobile Rehab provides in-home, outpatient Physical Therapy for seniors.
Covered by insurance
Locally owned and operated in North Carolina since 2004
What are balance issues?
As people age, they may experience a decline in balance, which can increase the risk of falls and injuries. Some common balance issues that affect older people include:
Vestibular disorders: The vestibular system, located in the inner ear, plays a crucial role in maintaining balance. Vestibular disorders can cause dizziness, vertigo, and other balance problems.
Muscle weakness: As people age, they may experience a loss of muscle mass and strength, particularly in the lower body. Weakness in the legs can make it difficult to maintain balance.
Joint problems: Conditions such as osteoarthritis can cause pain and stiffness in the joints, making it difficult to move and maintain balance.
Medications: Some medications, particularly those used to treat high blood pressure and heart disease, can cause dizziness or lightheadedness, increasing the risk of falls.
Neurological conditions: Conditions such as Parkinson's disease or stroke can affect the nervous system and cause balance problems.
Foot problems: Foot pain or numbness, as well as wearing improper footwear, can affect balance and increase the risk of falls.
Vision problems: Age-related vision changes, such as decreased depth perception or visual acuity, can affect balance and increase the risk of falls.
It's important for older people to be aware of these potential balance issues and to take steps to reduce the risk of falls, such as staying physically active, wearing appropriate footwear, and taking medications as directed. Regular check-ups with a healthcare provider can also help to identify and manage any underlying conditions that may be affecting balance.
What are the symptoms of balance issues?
The symptoms of balance issues among older people can vary depending on the underlying cause, but some common symptoms may include:
Feeling unsteady or dizzy: Older people with balance issues may feel like they are unsteady on their feet or experience dizziness or lightheadedness.
Difficulty walking: Walking may become more difficult or unsteady, especially on uneven surfaces or in low light.
Increased risk of falls: Balance issues can increase the risk of falls, which can cause injuries and further decrease mobility.
Feeling disoriented or confused: Older people with balance issues may feel disoriented or confused, especially if they are experiencing vertigo or dizziness.
Nausea or vomiting: Some balance issues, such as vestibular disorders, can cause nausea or vomiting.
Visual disturbances: Balance issues can sometimes be accompanied by visual disturbances, such as blurred vision or sensitivity to light.
Weakness or numbness: Older people with balance issues may experience weakness or numbness in the legs, which can affect their ability to maintain balance.
How can physical therapy help with balance issues?
Physical therapy can be an effective way to address balance issues in older people. A physical therapist can design an individualized exercise program to help improve strength, flexibility, coordination, and overall balance. Here are some ways that physical therapy can help with balance issues:
Strengthening exercises: Physical therapy can include exercises that help to strengthen the muscles in the legs and core, which are important for maintaining balance.
Balance training: Physical therapists can design exercises that challenge balance, such as standing on one leg or walking on an uneven surface, to improve overall balance and stability.
Gait training: Physical therapy can also include gait training, which involves practicing walking and other movements to improve coordination and balance.
Fall prevention education: Physical therapists can teach older people how to prevent falls and reduce the risk of injury, such as by using assistive devices, improving home safety, and practicing proper body mechanics.
Functional training: Physical therapy can include exercises that focus on improving the ability to perform everyday activities, such as getting up from a chair or climbing stairs, which can help to improve overall balance and reduce the risk of falls.
Frequently asked questions
Patients trust Mobile Rehab
The physical therapist came to our house and carefully reviewed our case. He designed therapies and strategies that have worked well for us. For example, my husband could not get off the floor by himself and I could not lift him when he fell. Together we learned techniques to cope with this situation in our home. Joshua designed fun and effective exercises to improve strength and flexibility. My husband can now get in and out of chairs and cars without help and walks more easily. Since we used equipment in and around the home, my husband can remember and apply what he has learned. Mobile Rehab accepted our insurance and worked out approval to provide services. We did not need a referral from our doctor. My husband and I highly recommend Mobile Rehab if you or a loved one needs physical therapy.Jerry from Pittsboro
I wanted to tell you how much better I think Mom is since starting your PT. She has been less off balance, quicker to equilibrate to standing, and has had more stamina. I also think she is less depressed and feels more accomplished. Josh has been prompt and polite, as well as engaging in conversation to make Mom feel at ease. Thank you!Karen Pool - Google Review
In my many years of experience with PT for a variety of injuries, I have never worked with a therapist as knowledgeable, energetic, patient, and committed to my recovery and health as Celeste. She is interested in the cause of the problem and finding solutions, rather than only dealing with superficial symptoms. The manual work she does always leaves me feeling better and the exercises/stretches she has taught me target exactly where the problems lie. I can tell that I’m noticeably stronger and more flexible because of them. Anyone who gets to work with Celeste is lucky indeed! Judy R - 72 years young 😉
Both my husband and I are working with Amy, a PT for Mobile Rehab. She has been helping me after knee replacement surgery, and is working with my husband with balance, strengthening and walking. She is a gem! She is enthusiastic, engaging, and always positive. I would gladly recommend Amy and Mobile Rehab to anyone who needs physical therapy!Mona Harrison - Google Review
Oh my goodness, I cannot say enough good things about my therapist, Jennifer. After having a complete shoulder replacement and being discharged by my doctor, he recommended that I could still need therapy to help get me back to “normal”. My friend in Asheville recommended Jennifer to me. I set up an appointment and Jen showed up, right on time, at my apartment with her folding table in tow. She was so knowledgeable about how my shoulder worked, the muscles, tendons and the rotator cuff. After working on the painful spots I complained about, she set up a plan to work out the stiffness and soreness. Now, after 2 visits per week for four weeks, I feel like a new woman. At her last visit, she gave me the coping skills I needed to keep my shoulder in good shape. I am so impressed with her work that I recommend her highly as my most favored therapist.Jane Cumby - Google Review
Deb's professional manner is greatly appreciated as she continues to help me maintain my mobility with a variety of exercises and movements. Her positive attitude during my sessions gives me a sense of well-being.Nancy C. - Google Review
Erin Rankin and Cheryl Reid are skilled physical therapists. As a Parkinson's patient, I have benefited greatly from their expertise. I feel that by keeping my muscles stretched, I have contributed to my current state of mobility. If they are going to be a few minutes late, they are thoughtful and considerate by sending a text to me. When scheduling appointments, efforts are made to accommodate my specific timing needs. Due to the longevity of our relationships, levels of trust have been built. Their pleasant personalities add to the care they give. I look forward to seeing them each week. Nancy C - Google Review
The therapist from Mobile Rehab has been fantastic and very helpful to me. She clearly is the best PT I have ever had.Laureen F of Chapel Hill
Each time a PT moves on we think no one could be as good and them amazingly they seem to be even better. Have used for years and always with great satisfactionSue Clark - Google Review
I have been so impressed with Mobile Rehab. I've been working with Lacey K. DPT. post-op for a knee replacement. She is extremely professional, answers all of my questions and it seems not to bother her if I ask the same question again! She works me hard and that's what I need. She'll tell me either I'm doing it right or will correct me in a very calm and pleasant manner. Lacey explains everything I'm doing and why. I can't say enough good things about Mobile Rehab especially Lacey!Mary Beth Bryman - Google Review
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$0 per visit
Many Medicare plans with a supplement policy will cover all of our fees.
Same as a clinic
Pay the same copay as if you went to a clinic for therapy. We accept many major insurances and will verify your benefits before starting.
Easy payment options available.
HOW TO GET STARTED
Contact Us by Phone, Email, or Fax
We’ll help you check your insurance benefits. You do not need to be homebound and you should not be currently receiving any other physical therapy or skilled nursing services in the home.
Schedule an Evaluation
We will match you with a therapist and have them contact you to plan a date, time and location that works best for you.
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We provide research-based, individualized fall prevention interventions that have been shown to greatly reduce your risk of falling and injuries, including the OTAGO fall prevention program.
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Avoid driving to a clinic and get the individualized care you deserve. We work with many conditions ranging from post-stroke, Parkinson’s, vertigo to rotator cuff dysfunction and much more. Contact us for details.
After Home Health
We can improve care continuity by providing in home therapy even after you have been discharged by a Home Health agency. Avoid the hassle of driving and continue to make progress towards your goals.
Strength and Conditioning
We can help you improve your strength, mobility, range of motion, or any other functional limitations that impair your daily activity.
We develop individualized care plans to help manage your aches and pains through exercise and hands-on techniques.