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Life Doesn’t Have To Always Be Unsteady RELIEVING DIZZINESS & VERTIGO

Health & Fitness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body

RELIEVING DIZZINESS & VERTIGO “ Life Doesn’t Have To Always Be Unsteady ”

Dizziness, vertigo, and loss of balance are common symptoms reported by adults to their doctors. What is dizziness and vertigo and how can it be treated? Dizziness is a sensation of light- headedness, unsteadiness, or a feeling that the world is bouncy or blurry. Vertigo is defined as a spinning sensation. There are many potential causes for these symptoms and if you have them, a visit to your doctor is a necessity! Medical reasons for dizziness include a disturbance in your blood glucose, heart problems, or blood pressure problems. Once your doctor has ruled these conditions out, these symptoms could be due to an inner ear problem, also known as a vestibular disorder. A vestibular disorder is a dysfunction of the balance organs in the inner ear. Themost common causes of vestibular disorders are a blow to the head, aging, and viral infection. Our vestibular system includes parts of the inner ear and brain that help control balance and eye movements. If the system is damaged by disease, aging, or injury, a vestibular disorder can occur. The symptoms of a vestibular disorder

can be truly frightening and difficult to describe. Themost common complaints we hear at South Valley Physical Therapy are: • The room starts spinning when I roll over in bed or sit up

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is a condition resulting from loose debris that falls into one of the semi-circular canals in the inner ear. These crystals do not belong in the semicircular canal and the result is intense vertigo with certain head positions. This sensation of spinning occurs most commonly when rolling in bed or sitting up. This is a very common condition and while the symptoms are dramatic, it is easily treated. Most people only require one or two treatments to completely abolish all their vertigo. People with dizziness and vertigo can highly benefit from vestibular rehabilitation therapy done by the experienced physical therapists at South Valley Physical Therapy. No matter your age, if you suffer from dizziness or vertigo you will benefit from physical therapy exercises to strengthen your balance sensors, reducing your symptoms and risk of falls. Start feeling like yourself again, give us a call today!

• A sensation of light-headedness • Dizziness that worsens in busy environments • Difficulty reading or watching TV • Staggering or losing your balance,

especially at night • Difficulty driving

Most common vestibular problems Vestibular disorders have big complicated names but the following condition is the most common and responds well to vestibular rehabilitation:

www.svpt.net

DO YOU HAVE A FEAR OF FALLING? A fear of falling can keep you from being active which can result in a wide range of health problems. We can restore your confidence and mobility and keep you active. We offer both vestibular rehabilitation and balance re- training. These exciting and successful treatments for dizziness and balance disorders have helped many patients feel better and return to normal lives. At South Valley Physical Therapy we have the vast experience and special technology for treating balance and dizziness complaints andwe can help you:

• Conquer your fear of falling • Feel steadier on your feet • Stop sensations of rocking or spinning

• Gain more strength and energy • Maintain your independence • Regain your freedom • Feel like yourself again • Get back to living If you struggle with balance, dizziness or a fear of falling, call today to schedule an appointment for a more steady life!

Healthy Recipe

INGREDIENTS • 1/3 cup honey • 1/4 cup soy sauce (reduced sodium) • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic

• optional: 1 teaspoon minced ginger • 1 lb medium uncooked shrimp, peeled & deveined • 2 teaspoons olive oil • optional: chopped green onion garnish

DIRECTIONS 1. Whisk the honey, soy sauce, garlic, and ginger (if using) together in a medium bowl. 2. Place shrimp in a large zipped-top bag or tupperware. Pour 1/2 of the marinade mixture on top, give it all a shake or stir, then allow shrimp to marinate in the refrigerator for 15 minutes or for up to 8-12 hours. Cover and refrigerate the rest of the marinade for step 3 (time-saving tip: while the shrimp is marinating, I steamed broccoli and microwaved some quick brown rice). 3. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Place shrimp in the skillet. Discard used marinade. Cook shrimp on one side until pink-- about 45 seconds-- then flip shrimp over. Pour in remaining marinade and cook it all until shrimp is cooked through, about 1 minute more. 4. Serve!

Honey Garlic Shrimp

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THE THERAPIST’S STORY: Eric was coming to SVPT for his lower back pain. He had trouble bending and lifting. As he improved he wanted to be seen for his neck and shoulder pain, stiffness and weakness. He has improved greatly in both conditions and he is stronger and able to keep his pain at a minimal level by following his home exercise program. He is now able to do the things he enjoys like working in his garage and doing gardening. Ayesha Sulemani, PT, DPT ERIC’S STORY: All of my aches and pains are reduced and much less frequent since going to physical therapy at SVPT. I can now bend and lift more easily without aggravating my back pain. My favorite part of the therapy was the soft tissue work (massage) it wasn’t always enjoyable but it really did help a lot. I also really enjoyed learning the stretches to do at home to ease my stiffness and pain. I think everyone should choose SVPT. The therapists are all well-educated and have a lot of experience. They treat people with respect, listen to their problems and show patients how to do useful exercises and stretches. The therapists really work with together with the patients to restore their health and function. The front office staff is very helpful and scheduling is easy!

Patient Spotlight Eric Nellen

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

February is one of our biggest birthday months with 3 staff members celebrating!

Eric (public relations) February 2nd, Esmi (front desk manager) Feb. 18th and Tom (CEO) February 26th. We celebrated all of their special days with a luncheon during our monthly staff meeting!

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The therapists at South Valley Physical Therapy are health care professionals who diagnose and treat people of all ages, from newborns to the elderly, who have medical problems or other health- related conditions that limit their abilities to move and perform functional activities in their daily lives. We examine you and develop a plan of care using treatment techniques to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability. We work with you to prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs by developing fitness- and wellness-oriented programs for healthier and more active lifestyles. South Valley Physical Therapy can help improve your walking and balance abilities. Our therapists determine what areas of the body you are having difficulty moving. We per form neurological, vestibular, balance, and orthopedic evaluations. We then put together a comprehensive plan to get you back to walking confidently and without limitations. It is never too late to improve gait and balance, even if people use a cane or walker to get around. When your confidence is restored, exercise can be increased and incorporatedmore into your daily life, which improves your cardiac and mental health. Furthermore, there are many types of pain and inflammation that can be reduced by physical therapy. For example, chronic pain in the back, shoulder, or knee, or pain associated with certain degenerative diseases such as osteoarthritis, can be reduced by our team of skilled therapists. We can help you manage your health, including cardiac health, over the long term. The Importance of Physical Therapy

Health & Fitness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body

RELIEVING DIZZINESS & VERTIGO “ Life Doesn’t Have To Always Be Unsteady ”

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is a condition resulting from loose debris that falls into one of the semi-circular canals in the inner ear. These crystals do not belong in the semicircular canal and the result is intense vertigo with certain head positions. This sensation of spinning occurs most commonly when rolling in bed or sitting up. This is a very common condition and while the symptoms are dramatic, it is easily treated. Most people only require one or two treatments to completely abolish all their vertigo. People with dizziness and vertigo can highly benefit from vestibular rehabilitation therapy done by the experienced physical therapists at South Valley Physical Therapy. No matter your age, if you suffer from dizziness or vertigo you will benefit from physical therapy exercises to strengthen your balance sensors, reducing your symptoms and risk of falls. Start feeling like yourself again, give us a call today!

Dizziness, vertigo, and loss of balance are common symptoms reported by adults to their doctors. What is dizziness and vertigo and how can it be treated? Dizziness is a sensation of light- headedness, unsteadiness, or a feeling that the world is bouncy or blurry. Vertigo is defined as a spinning sensation. There are many potential causes for these symptoms and if you have them, a visit to your doctor is a necessity! Medical reasons for dizziness include a disturbance in your blood glucose, heart problems, or blood pressure problems. Once your doctor has ruled these conditions out, these symptoms could be due to an inner ear problem, also known as a vestibular disorder. A vestibular disorder is a dysfunction of the balance organs in the inner ear. Themost common causes of vestibular disorders are a blow to the head, aging, and viral infection. Our vestibular system includes parts of the inner ear and brain that help control balance and eye movements. If the system is damaged by disease, aging, or injury, a vestibular disorder can occur. The symptoms of a vestibular disorder

can be truly frightening and difficult to describe. Themost common complaints we hear at South Valley Physical Therapy are: • The room starts spinning when I roll over in bed or sit up

• A sensation of light-headedness • Dizziness that worsens in busy environments • Difficulty reading or watching TV • Staggering or losing your balance,

especially at night • Difficulty driving

Most common vestibular problems Vestibular disorders have big complicated names but the following condition is the most common and responds well to vestibular rehabilitation:

www.svpt.net

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