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Blog Category – Balance Vertigo

Physical Therapy for Balance and Gait Disorders in Older Adults

Physical Therapy for Balance and Gait Disorders in Older Adults

As we age, maintaining balance and a steady gait can become increasingly challenging. This can lead to a fear of falling, reduced mobility, and a decline in overall independence
The dietary and nutrition guideline outlined in this video are designed to help you reduce inflammation and improve brain function and healing.

There are 7 specific recommendations you can follow:

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How to Prevent BPPV from Recurring (Vertigo)

How to Prevent BPPV from Recurring (Vertigo)

If you’ve had BPPV before, you’ll want to do everything you can to keep it from coming back!

BPPV, also known as Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo, occurs when little crystals called “otoconia” float into the inner ear canals from an adjacent inner ear organ.

The result can be very uncomfortable and sudden vertigo.

For some people, effectively treating the BPPV once with the Epley Maneuver and/or the Gufoni Maneuver will be enough to keep the vertigo from coming back.

But for others, the vertigo can recur, sometimes frequently.

In this video, I’ll answer some common questions I get from viewers about how to prevent BPPV from recurring, and I’ll also share 3 tips to help minimize the vertigo from coming back in the first 24-48 hours.

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Parkinson’s Disease – PWR!Moves Presentation (Sharon Hall w/ Gordon Physical Therapy)

Parkinson’s Disease – PWR!Moves Presentation (Sharon Hall w/ Gordon Physical Therapy)

Using PWR!Moves is one of the best ways to help people with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) improve their balance and mobility and reduce the risk of falls!

In this presentation, join Sharon Hall, DPT, NCS at Gordon Physical Therapy in Spokane Valley, WA as she explains how the PWR!Moves exercises help people with Parkinson’s slow down disease progression and improve mobility.

If you’d like move information and resources on how to treat Parkinson’s Disease, we’ll be posting more information on our website soon at this URL: https://GordonPhysicalTherapy.com/Parkinsons-Disease-Treatment

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2 Tests to Treat BPPV at Home (Vertigo)

2 Tests to Treat BPPV at Home (Vertigo)

If you’re looking to treat your vertigo at home, specifically BPPV, you’ll want to start with these two positional tests first!

Before you try out the Epley Maneuver (or the Gufoni Maneuver), you need to know which canal is involved, on which side.

Once you establish posterior canal vs. horizontal canal, and establish right vs. left, now you have a good shot at effectively treating your vertigo!

So make sure you test FIRST before you start trying treatments!

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BPPV Treatment – Avoid These 2 Mistakes! (Vertigo Treatment)

BPPV Treatment – Avoid These 2 Mistakes! (Vertigo Treatment)

If you’re trying to treat your BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo) at home, you’re going to want to avoid these two common mistakes!

The first mistake seems kind of obvious, but I think it happens quite a bit…

Mistake #1: do NOT skip to treating with the Epley Maneuver without first performing the Dix-Halpike Test!

Once you test, then you can proceed to accurate treatment with the Epley Maneuver.

And this leads to the second mistake I see a lot of people making…

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