Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio) – September 16-22 is Balance Awareness Week, and Active Physical Therapy’s Jeanette Tousignant joined the Sunny Morning Show today to talk more about it.
Tousignant, a Physical Therapist with Active, joined Mike Plourde to talk about how the week is intended to put a focus on vestibular issues that can affect your balance daily.
She explained that the vestibular system in the body is what takes in and processes all of the sensory information from our eyes, ears and muscle and joint systems and allows us to maintain our balance.
Any issues with that system will affect balance in people of all ages, and Tousignant said there are good options available through working with you physician and a physical therapist if you suspect something my be wrong.
Tousignant said Balance Awareness Week is a good opportunity to take time to learn about tips to identify, manage and overcome balance issues.