Physical Therapy for Jaw Pain and Dizziness? Six Conditions You May Not Realize Physical Therapists Treat
Sports injuries, arthritis, low back pain – all well-known reasons to seek help from a physical therapist. But during National Physical Therapy Month, Athletico wants people to know about some unexpected ways a physical therapist can improve a person’s health, helping with conditions ranging from cancer treatment side effects to incontinence. Here are six health conditions that you may not know a physical therapist treats.
• Dizziness: A severe type of dizziness called vertigo causes a sudden spinning sensation that can be very debilitating. Most cases of vertigo are caused by an inner ear problem, and often can be eliminated in one as little as one session of physical therapy...
Primacare now has TWO therapist who are certified in Dry Needling, Dr. Ram Shahani PT, DPT, OCS, MBA and Dr. Jital Pancholi PT, DPT.
What is Dry Needling?
Dry Needling is an integrative therapeutic modality for soft tissue dysfunction. Dry Needling treatment results in an anti-inflammatory immune reaction which leads to self-healing and internal balance. Needling reduces secretion of norepinephrine from sympathetic nerves which stimulates the adrenaline...
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It’s A Balancing Act-Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy
The vestibular system includes the parts of the inner ear and brain that hep control balance and eye movements. If the system is damaged by disease, aging, or injury, vestibular disorders can result. Symptoms may include vertigo, dizziness, and imbalance, among others listed here. Not all symptoms will be experienced by every person with an inner ear disorder, and other symptoms are...
Physical therapists can help improve or restore the mobility you need to move forward with your life. If you are looking for a possible alternative to surgery and/or pain medication, consider a physical therapist.
Your Physical Therapist Can Help You With:
- Back Pain
- Knee Pain
- Overuse Injuries
- Shoulder Pain
- Sprains, strains, and fractures
- And much more
What to Expect from a Physical Therapist...
Chronic pain is a condition that occurs when the brain concludes there is a threat to a person’s well-being based on the many signals it receives from the body. This condition can and often does occur independently of any actual body tissue damage (due to injury or illness), and beyond normal tissue healing time.
It is estimated that 116 million Americans have chronic pain each year. The cost in the United States is $560–$635 billion annually for medical treatment, lost work time, and lost wages.
The causes of chronic pain vary widely. While any condition can lead to chronic pain, there are certain medical conditions more likely to cause chronic pain. These include:
More and more physical therapists are becoming Doctors in Physical Therapy as a result of our profession’s decision to go that route, I think it is important that we take a step up from what we are “used to doing” and start treating patients as a whole instead of just addressing their injuries. Fortunately, I am not alone in this view as more and more physical therapy clinics are taking on the wellness mantra in helping their patients not only recover from injury, but to also educate them about obesity and it’s treatment by living a healthier lifestyle.
Obesity is a condition we should all be addressing with our...
Inflammatory arthritis is characterized by inflammation of tissues surrounding the joints. Connective tissue diseases, crystal deposition diseases, infectious arthritis and spondyloarthropathies are...
Plantar fasciitis is a condition causing heel pain. Supporting the arch, the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue connecting the heel to the ball of the foot, can become inflamed or can tear. You experience pain when you put weight on your foot—particularly when taking your first steps in the morning. The pain can be felt at the heel, or along the arch and the ball of the foot.
Plantar fasciitis is a common foot condition. It occurs in as many as 2 million Americans per year and 10% of the population over their lifetimes.
Factors that contribute to the development of plantar fasciitis include:
- Age (over 40 years)
- A job, sport, or...