Neurological disorders

Cervical Dystonia and Neubie®Direct Current Treatment

2023-09-23T04:51:06-04:00June 14th, 2023|Categories: Physical Therapists News, Physical Therapy Articles, Uncategorized, Neuro Rehab Articles, Pain Management Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

What is Cervical Dystonia? Cervical dystonia, also known as spasmic torticollis, is considered to be a motor system disorder in which the neuro-functional connections in the brain are affected. This can cause involuntary, often painful muscle contractions and decreased motor control of the cervical spine musculature. Multiple systematic reviews have shown that physical therapy in conjunction with medical intervention including botox injections can have positive impacts on patients with cervical dystonia.  Physical therapy offers a wide variety of treatments for [...]

Vertigo – and How PT Can Help!

2023-06-28T19:46:56-04:00April 12th, 2023|Categories: Wellness Articles, Physical Therapy Articles, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

What is Vertigo/BPPV? Do you find yourself dizzy when you roll over in bed or when going from a lying to a sitting position? Does the room seem to spin around you? Do you feel unsteady or nauseous after changing position or turning your head?If so, you may have something called Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) - more commonly known simply as “vertigo”. BPPV (Vertigo)  occurs when the small calcium-carbonate crystals (called otoconia) within your inner ear become dislodged and [...]

Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT)

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

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 [...]

Vertigo: Are you Dizzy?

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

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|Categories: Vestibular Rehabilitation Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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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