Balance problems after stroke

Resource type: Information leaflet

Publication type: Publication

Resource type

Problems with balance are common after stroke. If your balance has been affected, you may feel dizzy or unsteady which could lead to a fall or loss of confidence when walking and moving around.

This guide explains some of the balance problems you might experience after a stroke, including spatial neglect, ataxia and vertigo. It also gives some practical advice on how you can look after yourself and avoid a fall. 

Accessible formats

  • Clear print: you can download a pdf at the end of this page.
  • Large print: you can download a large print version at the end of this page.
  • Braille: email to request a braille copy 

Document date

Publication date
November 2017
Next review due
September 2020