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Vertigo Gait & Balance
Our skilled clinicians are able to evaluate a variety of different balance and gait issues. For instance, Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) can be easily detected and resolved in just a few treatment sessions dramatically improving a persons’ life. We also educate and provide patients with a home program to keep the symptoms from returning. For other gait and balance dysfunctions, one must possess adequate strength, range of motion, sensation, coordination and balance. NVpt Balance Training consists of exercises with the goal of restoring the ability to maintain ones center of gravity over a stable base of support. Improved balance skills will enable the patient to adapt to variety of environmental situations such as uneven surfaces, obstacles, steps, and curbs. If you do happen lose your balance then you are better equipped to recover avoiding a fall.
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• Vertigo Gait & Balance
Numerous conditions can produce gait or balance disturbances. Balance and the gait pattern which humans use to walk are controlled from the cerebral cortex as well as reflexes to and from the peripheral nervous system. An event such as a stroke which damages that part of the brain will often affect the ability to walk and even balance oneself. Vertigo is the sudden sensation that you are unsteady or that your surroundings are moving. You may feel like you're spinning around on a merry-go-round or that your head is spinning inside. Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is one of the most common disorders that can cause vertigo. Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo is characterized by brief episodes of mild to intense dizziness associated with specific changes in the position of your head. It most commonly occurs when you move your head in a certain direction, lie down from an upright position, turn over in bed or sit up in the morning. Moving your head to look up or look down also can bring about symptoms of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo.
• Ergonomic Analysis