The most common form of vertigo is benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV).
This is an inner ear problem that causes short periods of this spinning
sensation when the head is moved in certain positions. When treated by a PT,
positional vertigo can be eliminated completely, so you do not have to live
There is a balance of returning to normal activities with symptom management
that helps the athlete to return to full function. Physical therapists play an
important role in balance training, agility training and treat vertigo as well
as headaches associated with it.
joint dysfunction (jaw pain): Jaw pain can be triggered by multiple causes. A
PT can address postural issues, provide treatment to align the joint, as well
as improve joint mobility to reduce pain.
strain/ repair: Physicians tend to provide conservative management with
physical therapy for rotator cuff strain patients since there is evidence that
strengthening and maintaining flexibility heals the muscle tissue faster. We
also treat patients after surgery to help them regain strength and range of
motion to enable them to return to their daily function.
Low back pain:
There is enough evidence demonstrating that physical therapy can be an
effective alternative—and with much less risk than surgery and long-term use of
prescription medications. Even surgeons want to try conservation management
first, before recommending invasive techniques.
Neck and shoulder
pain: Physical therapists treat chronic neck pain after comprehensive
evaluation. Since there are multiple causes starting from stress, poor posture,
repetitive stress and trauma.
Total knee and hip replacements: Physical therapy right after any replacement surgery is an
important aspect that even the surgeons will attest to. We provide individual
care to all our post operative patients and work very closely with their
surgeons to make sure we keep our patients on track.
pain and arthritis: Key to improving lifestyle in arthritic patients is by
maintaining joint mobility and improving muscle strength. Physical therapists
provide individualized exercise program to this patient population in order to
achieve those goals.