How to select Physical Therapy | Complete guide

How to select Physical Therapy | Complete guide

Head pain and injuries

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Dizziness and headache symptoms are treated collaboratively by Select Physical Therapy, which offers customised therapy programmes based on the individual needs and long-term objectives of each patient.

For patients who are facing restrictions due to: our staff provides knowledgeable, caring treatment.

Problems with unbalance

The Select Physical Therapy staff will listen to you and work with you to develop a specialised treatment plan to put you on the path to recovery, no matter what is causing your symptoms.

 

A bump, hit, or jolt to the head, neck, or body can result in a concussion, which sends an impulsive force to the brain momentarily altering how it works.

Concussion symptoms can include:

  • Balance problems
  • Distorted vision
  • Difficulty paying attention
  • Dizziness
  • Dual perception
  • Drowsiness
  • Headaches
  • Angry or moody behaviour
  • Responsiveness to light
  • Responsiveness to noise

Our programme for treating concussions may be of assistance. The reason of your symptoms will be used to inform your treatment strategy, which will aid in your recovery.

 

Difficulties with balance and gait (walking) are very common. Due to the complexity of our sensory symptoms, you can have imbalance and trouble with walking from a specific medical diagnosis or, sometimes, you can have them because your sensory symptoms aren’t communicating well. You can also feel these limitations with weakness, especially in your legs.

People may begin to lose their balance more with aging, but it is something we can treat regardless of your age.

Some common diagnoses that can cause imbalance are:

  • Vestibular disorders
  • Concussions
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Stroke
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s disease

Some common symptoms you may notice with imbalance:

  • Catching your toes or tripping with walking
  • Change direction suddenly when you are walking
  • Difficulty getting out of a chair
  • Difficulty walking at night or first thing in the morning
  • Falls or near falls
  • Loss of balance
  • Walking while holding onto furniture or walls

Our balance and gait treatment program can improve and, in many cases, eliminate your unsteadiness. Using an evidence-based approach, we can also reduce your risk for falls.

Your physical therapist will complete a comprehensive evaluation to determine why you’re losing your balance or having difficulties with stability while walking. Based on the evaluation, your therapist will create a plan specific to your needs to restore your independence and confidence with your balance.

Vertigo and dizziness can arise from many causes and, in most cases, involves the inner ear. Sometimes you may hear vertigo and dizziness used interchangeably; however, there is a difference.

Vertigo involves a sensation of seeing the room quickly spin, while dizziness captures most other sensations.

  • Additional symptoms of vertigo and dizziness may include:
  • A loss of balance or unsteadiness
  • A sense that you or your surroundings are spinning or moving
  • Blurred vision when you are moving
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is the most common cause of vertigo and causes brief episodes of severe dizziness because of debris in your inner ear.

With vestibular rehabilitation, our goal is to minimize your vertigo and dizziness, improve your balance and prevent falls by restoring function to your inner ear.

One treatment option is a positioning procedure that clears debris from your inner ear. Our therapists will work to determine the right treatment for your unique symptoms and the specific cause of the vertigo and dizziness.

Therapy focused on you

If you are dealing with a recent injury, recovering from surgery or experiencing chronic pain, our Select Physical Therapy team can help you heal, regain strength, mobility and reduce pain. We provide a patient care experience that promotes healing and recovering in a compassionate environment.

Our goal is to help you feel better physically while making sure you’re comfortable and an active partner throughout your physical therapy treatment. Our experienced clinical team will work diligently to get to the core of your injury or condition to help you recover and stay healthy.

Physical therapy can be used to treat many conditions, including:

  • Back and neck pain
  • Body misalignments
  • Chronic pain/fibromyalgia
  • Muscle, myofascial and joint pain
  • Orthopedic injuries
  • Pre- and post-operative conditions
  • Recovery and Reconditioning
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Sprains and strains
  • Stroke
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Weakness or loss of motion
  • Work-related injuries

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