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Motion Sickness

The body includes several systems of balance.  They are the somatosensory, vision and vestibular.  Vision plays an important part in balance.  The brain uses information from system to help with body awareness in space and the surrounding environment. Motion sickness is a condition related to the visual system.  It is caused by a mismatch of […]

Plantar Fasciitis

You get out of the bed and as soon as you stand up you feel a sharp burning pain in the bottom of your foot.  You may be experiencing Plantar Fasciitis. Plantar Fasciitis is an inflammation of the fascia or connective tissue that creates an arch under your foot.  You may feel pain in the […]

Peripheral Neuropathy Signs/Symptoms

Peripheral Neuropathy can cause a balance deficit.  Signs and symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy depend on what type of nerve is affected.  The three main types of nerves are sensory, motor and autonomic. Sensory nerves are associated with pain, numbness and other senses.  Motor nerves are associated with movement and autonomic nerves are associated with the […]

Hip Pointer

What is a hip pointer?  It is simply pain over the iliac crest or upper hip bone.  This type of injury can be painful. It can be caused by a traumatic blow to the hip bone like getting hit in sports or running Into furniture.    This in turn will create a contusion or bruise […]

Neck Description

The neck is a very flexible area of the body.  It is made up of seven small vertebrae, discs, ligaments and muscles.  The spinal column in this area is very flexible as it connects the head to the trunk.  Because of this flexibility, there is a greater range of motion which allows you to move […]

Physical Abilities of Golf Swing

Although the golf swing when performed by a professional golfer looks simple and effortless, it is anything but easy.  In fact the golf swing is difficult. A good golf swing requires balance, flexibility, posture and coordination. The main physical abilities of a powerful golf swing include balance.  A good posture at address requires balance because […]

Impact of Balance

According to the Centers For Disease Control “Falls have become the leading cause of injury and death for seniors”.  Falls are the number one cause of accidentals deaths in the elderly. Over half of the elderly over the age of 80 will fall this year.  An issue related to falls is dizziness.  A person that has […]

Intervertebral Disc

You have heard of slipped disc, herniated disc, pinched nerve and degenerative disc disease as causes of back pain.  If there is one area related to back pain that is involved with a significant discomfort or pain it is the intervertebral disc. The intervertebral disc is a structure found between the vertebral bodies in the […]

PT and Obesity

If you are overweight, a  physical therapist can help you: Reduce pain. A designed personalized exercise program can help you safely perform activities with the least amount of pain. Just getting up and getting moving can help relieve pain! Improve cardiovascular fitness. develop a “heart-healthy” aerobic exercise program for you to elevate your body’s metabolism […]