DIZZY? VERTIGO? PHYSICAL THERAPY MAY HELP!
By Dr. Jennifer Roberts, PT, DPT, CKTP
We all have experienced or know someone with dizziness or vertigo. But what does that mean? Dizziness is a general term used to describe a sensation of lightheadedness, spinning, floating and sometimes an imbalance. True vertigo can be defined as a perception of movement or spinning of a person or the environment, when in reality, the movement is not happening. According to the Mayo Clinic, dizziness is one of the most common reasons why adults visit the doctor. Some reasons for dizziness or vertigo symptoms may be related to vestibular issues.
The vestibular system is part of our inner ear. A fairly common condition, Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo or BPPV, has different types of maneuvers to treat the symptoms. An experienced physical therapist is able to perform these maneuvers in an effective manner to help alleviate symptoms quickly. Common symptoms of BPPV include dizziness lasting a short duration, dizziness that may occur when looking up, rolling over, or turning one’s head quickly. There are also many other reasons for vestibular related dizziness that can be treated with physical therapy. Many people do not know that there is help out there! Finding a good clinic that has experienced physical therapists, like Pro-PT, who can effectively provide vestibular rehabilitation is important, as not every condition can be alleviated with a positional maneuver. A thorough examination and assessment is essential to help effectively treat one’s dizziness. Education to help you take control of your condition is essential. The important thing is that physical therapy may help and Pro-PT is here to help!
At Pro-PT, Professional Physical Therapy Services, we work with you to understand possible causes of your dizziness and initiate treatments to put you in control of your symptoms. Our experienced team at Pro-PT also evaluates and treats a variety of conditions including post surgical rehabilitation, musculoskeletal conditions, neurological conditions, health club re-entry and preventative care. We are a small, unique therapist-owned clinic with experienced therapists who create a customized treatment plan to meet your needs and goals. By targeting your specific needs, our team can ensure efficient care and a quick recovery to return you to better than new.
North Carolina is considered a “Direct Access” state. This allows you, the patient, to seek out physical therapy services without a doctor’s referral, though some insurances require a doctor’s referral, such as Medicare. Self-pay patients may schedule without a doctor’s referral. We accept a variety of insurances and offer affordable self-pay options.
Our therapists enjoy educating the community on topics related to physical therapy. We have and will continue to provide free education sessions at local gyms and community centers. We feel that it is extremely important to promote wellness and be advocates for health within our community. If you have a group that would like to learn more about a topic related to physical therapy or what we do, please feel free to contact us. We are happy to discuss opportunities and topics to meet your group’s needs.
We want you to expect more from your therapy and expect the best treatment that you can get. We truly want you to have an exceptional physical therapy experience.
We have a well-established Asheboro clinic, where you can also meet our therapy dog team, River, Ryder and Clyde!
Our new location in Lexington, NC will be opening in January 2020, offering the same personalized service as our Asheboro clinic.
If you are motivated to take control of your wellness, we are here to help and look forward to working with you!
COME SEE US! Pro-PT, Professional Physical Therapy Services with 2 convenient locations.
1207 S Cox St, Suite C, Asheboro, NC 27203 Tele: 336-267-9596
21 Plaza Parkway, Suite B, Lexington, NC 27292 Tele: 336-858-9274