FisioCenter Tirana

Balance & Gait Disorders Physiotherapy in Tirana, Albania

Learn about Balance & Gait Disorders symptoms, causes, and treatments. FisioCenter Tirana provides the best information to make you understand the reason behind Balance & Gait Disorders and get professional help. 

Balance and Gait disturbance disorders are the result of many causes, especially in the elderly. As the musculoskeletal and nervous systems work together for normal posture and gait, anything that can damage the bones, muscles and nervous system (peripheral and central) can be difficult to walk.

The FisioCenter of Tirana is an integrated body care clinic. Our team is trained from the head of our Clinic, Dr. Andrea Settembrini, who is the only one licensed in Physiotherapy and operates in Albania. Dr. Settembrini is specialized in Osteopathy in OSCE (Osteopathic Spine Center Education) which is located in Bologna and he is also certified in Movement Sciences in Rome. In a special and friendly environment, the team of FisioCenter personally takes care of each case in the most appropriate way, with the sole aim of the excellent result of the treatment. 

Our staff responds in a consistent, responsible and reliable way to the requirements of each patient by offering individualized treatment programs adapted on a case-by-case basis, providing guidance and continuous monitoring even after the end of their treatment. 

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Find Out How Can Physical Therapy Improve your Balance

If you ever feel unsteady or you find yourself reaching walls in order to stay on your feet you might suffer from balance and gait disorders. You might also have some other symptoms, just like pain in your hips, knees, or other joints.

In physiotherapy, when your physiotherapist identifies your problems and the causes of your balance and gait disorders, then he can help you treat your problems and create an individualized treatment program specifically for your needs.

In a lower position you can find some of the ways that physical therapy helps in the improvement of your balance.

  • Reduce the risk of falling by recognizing potential hazards in your home, such as inappropriate shoes, weak lightning, loose carpets and unrestricted pets.
  • Ameliorate your ability to move in order to help you move with more ease, coordination and confidence.
  • Enhance your balance by teaching you the exercises and promoting them properly.
  • Boost your strength, by prescribing specific physical exercises for your needs.

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Andrea Settembrini

Licensed in Physiotherapy, specialized in OSCE (Osteopathic spine center education) for Osteopathy (5 years) in Bologna and certified in Movement Sciences in Rome, Italy.

Important Information and questions

What is the Difference between Balance and Gait Disorders?

Balance and Gait Disorders are commonly related to each other, but there are some differences among them. Balance disorders can be physical and mental. That happens because your brain sometimes might think that you are in movement even when you are not. Some of the facts which have physical consequences on your balance, can be changes to your joint strength, movement and the ability to sense where your joints are in space.

On the other side, gait disorders might cause some abnormal movements, such as in the way you walk or run. Those abnormalities can be exaggerated through the length of life. 

Balance and Gait Disorders are a part of the functional problems family. Those problems can interfere with your positional awareness, your way of walking or running as well as the ability you have of standing on your own feet.

What Caused the Development of my Balance or Gait Disorder?

There exist a lot of different factors which might cause the development of balance and gait disorders. Those conditions can develop from many different fundamental conditions.

Many balance disorders are related to vestibular system issues. The vestibular system is a delicate system which is responsible for the information that our brain collects, such as movement, head position and spatial orientation. Moreover, this system is responsible for some motor functions which allow us to keep our balance, maintain posture or even stabilize our head or body during any movement. The vestibular system is also responsible for our proprioception (sense of position of our head or body).

Some of the most usual vestibular conditions which result in some kinds of balance disorders, include:

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)

It is one of the most usual causes of vertigo. This happens when calcium debris is separated in the inner ear. In this case, it causes some balance issues.

Neurological Issues

Some of those issues include Parkinson’s disease, a stroke or even a brain injury. Any kind of thing which can affect your neurological system, can at the same time, impact your balance.

Injury or Ailment

Your brain and your nervous system can work in harmony with each other, at the moment of speaking. But, a sudden injury, a disease or another ailment which causes any sort of muscle weakness, might interfere with your balance and make it difficult for you to stand up and keep yourself in the right position. 

How Can Physical Therapy Help Me Relieve My Balance or Gait Disorders?

When talking about physical therapy then you should be sure that it is the best choice even for your balance or gait disorders. Our Clinic provides the most efficient techniques in order to improve your balance and the ability for you to walk.

Our specialized physical therapists will examine your medical history, balance, gait and stance as well as the symptoms you have and they will customize a specific treatment plan for your needs. 

The treatment plan that you will follow, might include:


Stretching exercises will help you increase your flexibility and range of movement. This will prevent your muscles from becoming way too tight or stiff.

Vestibular Rehabilitation

This treatment will improve your vision, nerves, muscles and your whole vestibular system, in order to maintain a steady balance for you. 

Gait Retraining Exercises

Some abnormalities in your gait, might be corrected with “retraining”, which can help you learn many different proper techniques.

Strengthening Exercises

Your appraisal can help you determine the areas which have problems in your body and may need help. The physical therapists of FisioCenter will provide strengthening exercises for you, which will help build up your muscles. Moreover, it will make it much easier for you to walk around or run and they will reduce your risk of injuries. 

At the FisioCenter you can find the most appropriate and modern equipment, along with the most effective treatments and rehabilitations for your balance and gait problems.

You can find us at Brigada VIII street, 1001, Tirana, Albania. If you need further information and learn more about cervical spine pain treatment, to have your neck pain diagnosed, or simply to talk with a member of our staff for additional information, please schedule an appointment with one of our experienced physical therapists, call  069 400 30 10 or email at

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