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Category Archives: Balance

3 Jan, 2019

When is a fall serious enough to seek medical attention?

By: Devin Wurman, DPT Whether you are young or old, a fall outside, or even in your own home can be serious. You might assume that medical professionals are busy assessing injuries from falls at certain times of the year such as winter when there is snow and/or ice on the ground. This is true,

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25 Jun, 2018

Feeling Unsteady or Having Trouble Balancing?

By Angie Austin, LPTA Balance problems might not be what first comes to mind when you think of conditions physical therapy treats. However, balance impairments are something we see and treat in patients of all ages, young people and older population. First, let’s clear up any confusion there may be about balance issues and vertigo.

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15 Feb, 2018

What To Do After a Fall

By Angie Austin, LPTA Falls happen more often than you may think. In fact, more than one third of adults 65 and older fall each year. (So if you thought you were along, don’t be ashamed!) Thankfully, more often than not, these falls don’t result in serious injury. But, if any symptoms or the reason

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23 Jan, 2018

Feeling Off Balance?

By Devin Wurman, DPT Feeling off balance? Why? What causes us to have difficulty keeping our balance whether we’re over 65 or in our teens? We have three systems that all work together so we have good balance. We have our balance organ, which is our vestibular system in the inner ear. We have our

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