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Balance Awareness Week: Get the Stats (Infographic)

by Athletico2 Comments

Many people suffer from balance problems, with the National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) reporting that four in 10 Americans will experience an episode of dizziness significant enough to send them to a doctor sometime in their lives

What many people do not know, however, is that physical therapy can be an effective treatment option for patients who have difficulty with balance and/or dizziness symptoms. To help shed light on this topic for Balance Awareness Week, Athletico has put together an infographic that highlights some interesting information, including the most common cause of dizziness and exercises that can help improve balance and gaze ability. Learn more by checking out the infographic below (click to enlarge):


If you’re experiencing difficulty with balance or dizziness, get a free assessment at an Athletico physical therapy clinic near you.

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  1. Athletico

    Hi Linn – Our vestibular trained clinicians perform thorough vestibular and oculomotor examinations, which includes positional testing for BPPV. BPPV can effect different semicircle canals and occur in different forms, if the clinician suspects posterior canalithiasis BPPV then yes, the Epley’s maneuver or modified Epley’s maneuver is the ideal treatment to use. For any additional question, please reach out to a vestibular therapy clinician by emailing

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