Physical Therapy for Common Vestibular Problems

20 Jun 22
Physical Therapy for Common Vestibular Problems

In our last blog we talked about the structure of the vestibular system. Today, we’re going to talk about two common vestibular disorders and how physical therapy can help! Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) BPPV is characterized by sudden onset, vertigo of a short duration. Vertigo is defined as an illusion of movement. Patients with […]

31 Jan 22
Physical therapy without a prescription Special Tests: What’s Causing My Knee or Ankle Pain?

We have been talking about special tests for a few weeks now! We have introduced many special tests, but there are even more we use as clinicians. We are ending this series off with specials test of the knee and ankle. Our legs have the very important job of holding up our body! They are […]

24 Jan 22
Special Tests: What’s Causing My Hip Pain?

Hip pain can be common, but let’s get to the bottom of it! The hip joint is a ball and socket joint. It’s similar to the should, but more stable. Just like the shoulder, the hip has a number of different common injuries you might have to deal with based on the combination of bone, […]

17 Jan 22
Special Tests: What’s Causing My Wrist Pain?

The hand and wrist are vital for helping us manipulate objects, express emotions and perform every day tasks like brushing our hair and carrying groceries. They are the most active part of the upper body, but their mobility can leave them vulnerable to injury. A wrist injury can happen from a sudden accident, overuse or […]

10 Jan 22
Special Tests: What’s Causing My Elbow Pain?

In our last post we introduced the use of special tests for diagnosis. We explained shoulder special tests, but this week we’ll be going over the elbow. There are many ligaments and muscles that attach to the elbow. The use of special tests can help pinpoint the structure that’s causing the elbow pain. If you […]