Vertigo

Vertigo: What is it? Can it be treated?

May 30th, 2013

Vertigo, or more specifically Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), is the most common vestibular (inner ear) disorder. Crystals that are in the inner ear become displaced into a semicircular canal. When you move your head into very specific positions it stimulates the crystals and it sends faulty information to your eyes and brain. True vertigo

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Runner's Knee

Do you have Runner’s Knee?

May 30th, 2013

Pain surrounding the knee cap, or patellofemoral pain, is a common problem for both athletes and non-athletes. Also referred to as “runner’s knee”, patellofemoral pain syndrome is typically characterized by pain when ascending and/or descending stairs, squatting and kneeling, and some patients may also complain of clicking and popping near the knee cap. Physical therapy

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When to Use Ice vs. Heat?

March 3rd, 2013

One of the most common questions we receive from patients is whether they should be using ice or heat. Cold therapy and heat therapy do have different effects and should be used for different injuries and conditions. Cold Therapy: Used for bruises, sprains, inflamed joints, or pain and swelling from injury Constricts blood vessels which

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