Do You Have Good Balance?

2020-04-07T12:12:30-04:00March 31st, 2020|Vestibular Rehabilitation|

Do You Have Good Balance?  In 2014, 29 million falls resulted in 7 million injuries. Many of those who have been injured due to a fall have had previous “near falls” or losses of balance leading up to their injury.  So, how can we reduce the risk of falls especially in more vulnerable and older populations and improve balance? Balance is influenced through 3 components: 1) our vision, 2) our joint position sense, 3) and our vestibular system. Our vestibular [...]

Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT)

2020-04-07T12:12:56-04:00February 20th, 2020|Vestibular Rehabilitation|

We have discussed in a few previous blogs that dizziness or imbalance caused by a multitude of conditions can be treated through Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy, VRT. What is VRT and Does it Really Work? The short answer is that VRT has been shown to improve dizziness and imbalance by improving natural reflexes, utilizing alternative strategies to maintain balance, and getting the body used to irritating motions and environments. VRT looks different for each person because the reason they are dizzy [...]

Misconceptions of Concussion

2020-04-07T12:13:25-04:00February 4th, 2020|Neuro Rehab, Vestibular Rehabilitation, Concussion|

Misconceptions of Concussion Over the last decade, there has been a surge in media coverage on concussions. Every major news network has aired a story on prevalence of concussion in children or the crippling effects of CTE Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) in former NFL players. However, after hearing and reading all the new stories, it is apparent that there is a lot of misinformation out there. I mean, A LOT. We hope this blog helps to clear up some common [...]

Vertigo: Are you Dizzy?

2020-04-07T12:13:57-04:00January 29th, 2020|Vestibular Rehabilitation|

Do you get dizzy or feel like the room is spinning when you lay down or attempt to sit up? If so, you may have Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV). Read on to learn more about BPPV and what Physical Therapists can do to help. I Have Crystals Loose In My Head? The answer is you may… but first what are these crystals everyone keeps mentioning? Unfortunately, these crystals are not suitable for jewelry nor do they contain magical qualities. [...]

Dizziness and Imbalance

2020-01-19T21:34:15-05:00January 19th, 2020|Vestibular Rehabilitation|

Dizziness and Imbalance is a sensation that we have all probably experienced at some point in our lifetime. However, when dizziness is no longer a transient feeling after a carnival ride and it impacts our ability to perform normal day to day things like driving, laying in bed, and walking in a grocery store, then it becomes a huge burden. To be clear: dizziness is not always the classic room-spinning sensation. It can also be described as floating, rocking, imbalance, [...]

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