Vertigo and BPPV: What Physical Therapy Can Do (luckysmusic; 2008). “I feel the earth move under my feet” –“I Feel the Earth Move” (King, 1971, track 1). Carole King could be describing a myriad of states: falling in love, twisting and turning at the amusement park or simply rolling out of bed. The sensation of vertigo, and its counterpart BPPV, can cause those affected to feel as if the earth is truly moving under their feet! These sensations can come and go, strike without warning, last from merely seconds to days (or longer) and leave us feeling out of control. But […]
Back to School: Backpack Safety Heading back to school doesn’t mean back to pain, strain or injury because there are easy alternatives to keep kids safe and healthy! Did you know? A backpack should weigh no more than 15% of a child’s total body weight. Meaning if a child weighs 100 pounds their backpack should weigh no more than 15 pounds in total. See the table below for recommended backpack weights. Myth busted: Rolling backpacks are not always better for a child’s back. Even if your child isn’t carrying a heavy load directly, they may have to compensate in different […]
What is Physical Therapy? And How It Can Benefit You! Maybe a friend of yours has completed six weeks of it after surgery, a parent has received it after a fall, or your doctor has written you a prescription for it but you’re still left wondering, “What is physical therapy?” In essence, physical therapy is treatment to help restore movement and improve function especially when health problems make it difficult to move around or perform daily tasks. Physical therapy can be administered in hospitals, private practices and within your home. Physical therapy is individualized care. Physical therapy is an all-inclusive treatment […]
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