If your child’s doctor is concerned there’s an issue with balance, he or she can refer you to a physical therapist such as Corbin to perform some tests to see ultimately what could be causing the problems.
Balance is achieved through three major body systems: the proprioceptive system, which has to do with your muscles and joints; the ocular system, which involves the eyes; and the vestibular system, which is made up of the inner ear and parts of the brain. So, if your little one is having trouble with coordination, it could be one or more problems with any of these body systems.
Pediatric physical therapy can help a child benefit from better equilibrium, and it’s usually pretty fun, too.
“We use play to treat the child,” Corbin says. “We do obstacle courses. We do a lot of imaginative play. We have a lot of toys. So we’re always having to keep them engaged and playing to get them to do the work that we need them to do.”
You should consult with your children’s physician before attempting any sort of therapy. A doctor can help you decided the best course of action for any balance issues a child may be experiencing.