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Finding Relief from Vertigo – Featured Patient Story

Finding Relief from Vertigo – Featured Patient Story

Margaret came to Performance Physical Therapy Roseville with Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV). According to the Mayo Clinic, BPPV is one of the most common causes of Vertigo. Vertigo is a sensation which feels as if the room, or the patient, is spinning. It’s important to know symptoms of Vertigo include dizziness, loss of balance and nausea. These symptoms are experienced when a patient moves their head or walks. Please note vertigo sometimes lasts only about a minute.

The American Hearing Foundation reports BPPV is caused by small crystals of calcium carbonate. These crystals collect within the inner part of the ear. However, due to reasons like advanced age, head injury, or an infection, it’s possible for these crystals to move. Once the crystals move into the semicircular canal, they can irritate the hair-like fibers that are found there. Lastly, these crystals will irritate the fibers which can result in a dizzy sensation.

The American Physical Therapy Association reports that 85% of people can recover with the help of their Physical Therapist! Through specific head and neck maneuvers, recovery can be achieved. Our Vestibular Rehabilitation program helps patients suffering from vertigo along with balance problems, brain trauma or inner ear dysfunctions. First, our therapists begin with a thorough musculoskeletal and neuromuscular evaluation to identify specific areas of dysfunction or injury. Next, our physical therapists create an individualized treatment plan. Then, the physical therapist will educate the patient and review in-home exercises.

Margaret, a patient from Roseville, saw Christine Nat, PT, DPT who carefully performed and explained the purpose of each exercise. Why? Because Christie believes it’s important to educate and empower patients. This way, if Margret’s symptoms were to return, she would know ways to recover at home.

Margaret Graduates From Physical Therapy

Because Margaret was graduating from Physical Therapy, we wanted to speak with about her Vestibular Rehabilitation experience. First, Margaret explained that when she originally came in for physical therapy she was extremely dizzy. However, she recovered quickly due to the compassionate care and exercises from her Physical Therapist, Christie Nat. Lastly, Margret added that if her symptoms returned, she would know how to counteract it. She summed up her experience by sharing, “Christie was great!”

To conclude, the team at Performance Physical Therapy Roseville would like to give Margaret a warm thank you for her kind words and congratulate her on officially graduating from Performance Physical Therapy! If you or someone you know may be experiencing similar symptoms and would like to find relief within 48 hours, find us online or call us today to schedule an appointment with one of our Physical Therapists at a location closest to you.

Performance Physical Therapy is the Sacramento region’s favorite Physical Therapy team. With appointments available within 24 hours, you can book your Physical Therapy, Aquatic Therapy, Hand Therapy and Vestibular Rehabilitation appointment and begin treatment quickly. We proudly serve in four locations: Folsom, Roseville, Rancho Cordova and J street In East Sacramento. We also serve surrounding cities such as Midtown, Auburn, Rocklin, Elk Grove, Antelope, and Citrus Heights. Let us help you live your most mobile life and get you back to doing the activities you love.

Resources:
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/vertigo/symptoms-causes/syc-20370055

http://www.neuropt.org/docs/vsig-english-pt-fact-sheets/what-is-bppv.pdf?sfvrsn=bc469c90_2

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