What Is A Vestibular Physical Therapist?

What Is A Vestibular Physical Therapist?

As a Vestibular Physical Therapist, I am a physical therapist that specializes in helping people with dizziness, vertigo, balance problems, and falls. A Vestibular Physical Therapist Will Look for the Root Cause When I get a dizzy patient, I look at the symptoms and...
Causes of Foot Neuropathy: How To Understand Them

Causes of Foot Neuropathy: How To Understand Them

The term neuropathy actually means “nerve disease.” Foot neuropathy is often caused by a reduced blood flow to the feet. This reduced blood flow may be caused by normal aging or there may be other risk factors. I will discuss three of these risk factors and causes of...
How Incontinence Contributes to Falls

How Incontinence Contributes to Falls

It may surprise you to learn that incontinence contributes to falls. As a clinician since 2002 and working in home health since 2004, I have observed quite a few ways this can happen. How Incontinence Contributes to Falls Slip and Fall Accident One way that...
Maintaining Mobility In Retirement

Maintaining Mobility In Retirement

One of the myths people think about retiring is that they are going to get to relax. That is a bit of a myth because although you won’t be working at a full-time job with an employer, your full-time job now is maintaining mobility in retirement, including muscle...
Vision and Fall Risk: How to Reduce Falls

Vision and Fall Risk: How to Reduce Falls

Vision and Fall Risk Normal Aging When we look at vision and fall risk, there are a couple of things to consider. First of all, we have normal aging of the eyes. Normal aging of the eyes is going to affect everybody. No matter if you have an eye problem or not, as you...
Is Meclizine Dangerous for treating Vertigo?

Is Meclizine Dangerous for treating Vertigo?

Meclizine is commonly prescribed for people with dizziness and vertigo, including older adults. In some cases, it may be needed but in other cases it is dangerous. Older adults are often frequently told that there’s nothing they can do about the vertigo because they...
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