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What is BPPV, what can a Physiotherapist do for me?

What is BPPV, what can a Physiotherapist do for me?
. What is BPPV, what can a Physiotherapist do for me?. BPPV or Benign Paroxysmal positional vertigo is the common cause of vertigo is older adults and is the most common reason for dizziness in this population. BPPV usually manifests as a sudden onset of vertigo and unsteadiness and can also lead to falls and other injuries in the elderly. The picture below illustrates the function of the semicircular canals. What causes BPPV:. BPPV is caused by free floating calcium crystals in the semici...
Posted on 2018-02-17

Temporomandibular disorders (TMJ) and physical therapy

Temporomandibular disorders (TMJ) and physical therapy
TMJ disorders affect 5 out of every hundred people and it can be quiet debilitating. One in five people of TMJ typically tend to get help. The treatment of TMJ can have quiet an socio-economic burden on the individual and can be very expensive. The treatments range from physical therapy, chiropractic to splint therapy. Tempero-mandibular disorders (TMD) can cause a range of different symptoms ranging from headaches, ringing in the ears (tinnitus), facial pain and neck pain. TMD can cause signi...
Posted on 2018-02-17

Ankle Sprains

Ankle Sprains
Most sprains are caused by rolling the foot inward. This can stretch or even tear the ligaments that help support the ankle and foot. Ligament damage if severe enough may lead to instability of the ankle and frequent repetitive injury. While mild ankle sprains can recover in 2-4 week duration, moderate to severe ankle sprains may take from 6 weeks to several months to heal. Early treatment, specific exercises and bracing can decrease the risk of repetitive injury. The information below may he...
Posted on 2018-02-17

IT Band Injuries

IT band injuries, What do you need to know about it ?Anatomical considerations, treatment options and home exercise program.. Here is an illustration of the anatomy of the IT band. The IT band is an important structure that gives stability to hip and knee. The main muscle attachments to the IT band are the gluteus maximus and the tensor fascia late. The main action of the IT band is to prevent adduction and internal rotation of the femur during mid stance phase of gait. It is believed in the fe...
Posted on 2018-02-04

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