Tag Archives: vestibular-rehab

Specialty Physical Therapy Practices

October 13, 2010


Many people do not realize that most physical therapists specialize.  In more general terms, physical therapists treat patients either inpatient or outpatient, which means essentially while they are in the hospital or out of the hospital.  Just within the company that I work for, HealthReach, there are several specialty therapy services including geriatrics, sports medicine, […]

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Would you be standing upright if you couldn’t see?

October 8, 2010


“It’s funny how this is so hard when I close my eyes,” the patient says as I stand guard ready at any moment should a sway turn into a fall.  Actually it makes sense.  Our balance relies on input from our eyes, muscles, and inner ear.  When you take one of those three inputs away […]

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Anatomy of the Vestibular System-Inner Ear

February 11, 2010


Our body’s vestibular system acts to maintain our balance and sense of equilibrium.  When this system is not functioning normally, it can make anyone feel like they’re on a ride, and I’m talking the not-so-merry-go-round.  The anatomy and physiology of the vestibular system is complex, comprised of the inner ear, nerves, the cerebellum, regions of […]

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