Maine Strong Balance Center

Phone: (207) 303-0612

Fax: (207) 303-0038

400 Enterprise Drive, Suite #4, Scarborough, Maine, 04074

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October 15, 2019

Did you know that aquatic exercise has been shown to improve overall balance and decrease fear of falling?

It's true! Balance is modifiable. We practice this every day at our clinic and see real results in our clients. Let us tell you a little bit about the effect that...

A fall has the potential to be a serious health setback, posing the threat of injury or even fatality – especially when we consider the aging population. With that being said, falls need not be a normal, “inevitable” part of aging! There are many fall prevention initia...

June 18, 2019

As an outpatient physical therapy clinic, we treat a wide variety of clientele with various diagnoses and personal goals. Our largest population of patients is those seeking to improve balance, reduce fall risk, and diminish fear of falling. A portion of these patients...

Exercise can be a transformative tool in meeting the individual challenges of living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). In this blog post we will share a couple of the tips we use with our clients we work with at the Balance Center who are living with MS.

Specificity and Dos...

Osteoarthritis affects more than 30 million adults in the United States.  Arthritis causes changes in the joint and may lead to stiffness, decreased muscle strength, impaired balance, decreased functional mobility, and pain. Traditional interventions for management of...

As we age, our bodies may experience a number of seemingly inevitable changes that can significantly impact our quality of life: increased lethargy, decreased alertness, like memory is “slipping.” Although many of these age-related responses are socially considered as...

September 23, 2018

Really enjoyed the appearance on Maine Calling with Jennifer Rooks to talk about Balance and Fall Prevention.

If you missed the show or would like to listen to the content again, follow the link on this post.

Enjoy!

July 14, 2018

The Vestibular System, also known as the "Inner Ear" is an exotic, interesting and very important balance system. Understanding the anatomy of the vestibular system can help make sense of how to keep your inner ear working optimally.

You can find the Vestibular system i...

June 6, 2018

We enjoyed presenting on physical balance related to cancer at the CARE Fair at Maine Medical Center Cancer Institute yesterday. Here is a summary of what we discussed in case you missed it!

Why Physical Therapy for the Oncology Patient?

Cancer treatment can have vast an...

May 24, 2018

Last week we held a free workshop at the Balance Center called "Chairs & Stairs" where we discussed the phases and physics of these functional tasks. Additionally we completed a video analysis of participants to give individualized tips.

In case you missed it (or if you...

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