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 […]

13 Jun 22
What is the Importance of the Vestibular System?

There are 3 components that work to create balance. Eye sight, the body’s ability to sense movement and the vestibular system all work to create balance. Specifically, the vestibular plays a large roll in balance and fall prevention. In fact, patients with vestibular dysfunction have an 8-fold increase in risk of falling (Hall et al., […]

6 Jun 22
Not All Stretching is The Same: 3 Ways to Stretch

There are many different ways to stretch muscles. Each way is different and has its own benefits. Stretching requires movement of a body segment past its usual range of motion. Force is applied to stress further the range of motion. Stretching can be performed either by your own body or with assistance. An active stretch […]

2 May 22
Bikes With and Without Arms: Which is Better?

Is there a benefit to a cardio machine that works both arms and legs? The AirDyne bike is a piece of cardio equipment that involve moving both the arms and the legs. Is there a benefit of including arms? Let’s dive into this further. Dual Action Versus Single Action A recumbent bike is considered single […]

25 Apr 22
Physical Therapy Without a Prescription Do I Really Have to Do My Home Exercise Program?

Many don’t realize that physical therapy comes with homework. In fact, performing a home exercise program is a key player in a speedy recovery. Research shows that patients who adhere to their prescribed home exercises are significantly better at achieving their goals and returning to function. Nevertheless, only about 50% of patients actually perform their […]