Balance Restoration Program


Falling affects hundreds of thousands of people each year and it can be an enormous cost financially, emotionally, and functionally. Thankfully, there is an answer! Our team of balance experts are able to help you regain confidence in walking through a comprehensive 6-week program.

“I came to Pinnacle after attending Jim’s balance and dizziness workshop and realizing there are treatments available. I worked with Jim on resetting my stability and learned exercises to help with my balance. They helped a lot and improved my stability.” - L.Y.

Our primary goal is to help our patients to improve balance and normalize gait patterns to promote safety while walking and performing daily activities.


Phase 1

Phase 1 (Weeks 1-2)

  • Evaluation of fall risk or balance impairment

  • Find your specific weaknesses

  • Develop a plan of care just for you

  • Begin strengthening protocol


  1. Develop your personal goals

  2. “Wake up” muscles that help you balance

  3. Improve body/postural awareness

Phase 2 (Weeks 3-4)

  • Progress with core and lower extremity strength training

  • Recovery activities (how to get up if you fall)

  • Coordination and balance activities

  • Endurance training


  1. Improve postural strength and endurance

  2. Learn how to get up safely from a fall

  3. Gain stability on your feet


Phase 3

Phase 3 (Weeks 5-6)

  • Advanced balance training

  • Upper body strength training

  • Further progression of core and lower body strengthening

  • Reassessment


  1. Build confidence during functional activities

  2. Determine if further care is needed

  3. Develop a maintenance home exercise program