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Pain Management for People with Hypermobility

Pain Management for People with Hypermobility

For many of us, our joints seem to bend and twist in ways nature never intended. While party tricks like touching our elbows to knees or contorting into pretzel shapes might impress onlookers, living with hypermobility is far from a circus act

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.

World Cancer Day – Prioritizing Prevention and Treatment for a Healthier Future

World Cancer Day – Prioritizing Prevention and Treatment for a Healthier Future

Every year, on February 4th, the world unites to observe World Cancer Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness about cancer, encouraging its prevention, detection, and treatment, and urging governments and individuals alike to take action. It serves as a crucial reminder of the global impact of cancer and the significance of ongoing efforts to combat this prevalent disease. As we commemorate this day, it’s vital to reflect on the importance of proactive measures for prevention, as well as the advancements in cancer treatment that offer hope and improved outcomes for those affected.

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

Cold Weather and Joint Pain – Understanding the Connection

Cold Weather and Joint Pain – Understanding the Connection

As winter blankets the world in frost and cold, it brings with it a familiar companion for many: joint pain. The connection between cold weather and joint discomfort is a topic that merits exploration, as understanding this relationship can empower individuals to better manage and mitigate the discomfort they experience. In this comprehensive blog post, we will unravel the intricate connections between cold weather and joint pain while offering practical insights and solutions. Our aim is to provide you with a holistic understanding of the issue, alongside a heartfelt call to action for our clinic’s specialized care.

How to Lose Weight WITHOUT Exercising! (Yes, it can be done!)

How to Lose Weight WITHOUT Exercising! (Yes, it can be done!)

A lot of my physical therapy clients tell me they can’t lose weight because they can’t exercise (typically because they have things like knee pain, low back pain, sciatic nerve pain, or neuropathy, etc.).

In their minds, since they can’t exercise, they can’t lose weight either…

But I’m happy to tell you that you CAN lose weight WITHOUT exercising!

I’ll explain more of the details in the video, and I’ll also dissect how exercising long-term can certainly help you develop a healthier lifestyle, which will in turn help you lose weight in the future.

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!

Managing Arthritis Pain in Cold Weather – Expert Advice for a Happy New Year and Holidays

Managing Arthritis Pain in Cold Weather – Expert Advice for a Happy New Year and Holidays

As we usher in a New Year and celebrate the holiday season, it’s essential to remember that for many, the colder months can bring challenges associated with arthritis pain.

Arthritis, a common and often debilitating condition, affects millions of people worldwide.

Its symptoms, including joint pain, stiffness, and reduced mobility, can be exacerbated by cold weather. In this comprehensive blog post, we’ll explore expert advice on managing arthritis pain during the chilly months.

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…

The Role of PT in Managing Fibromyalgia Symptoms

The Role of PT in Managing Fibromyalgia Symptoms

Fibromyalgia is a complex and often misunderstood chronic pain condition that affects millions of people worldwide. If you’re one of the many individuals living with fibromyalgia, you know that its symptoms can be challenging to manage.

However, physical therapy offers valuable strategies for improving your quality of life and minimizing the impact of this condition.

In this blog post, we’ll delve into the crucial role of physical therapy in managing fibromyalgia symptoms.