At OakBend Physical Therapy we offer the most advanced and comprehensive set of therapies to address all of your neurological deficits. Our licensed Physical and Occupational therapists will teach you the skills you need to improve your balance and functional mobility.
Every neurological issue is different and requires the skill of a therapist specifically trained to treat neurological conditions. Through extensive evaluation your therapist will identify your functional deficits. Your physical or occupational therapist will then design the best treatment course to improve your quality of life and get you on the road to recovery. Contact our specialists today.
Vestibular conditions involve the inner ear and may lead to vertigo and feelings of spinning and dizziness that can cause balance problems, vomiting, and nausea. Our goal is to reduce the symptoms of vestibular conditions using our balance program that is focused on fall prevention. Since vestibular conditions can affect your everyday activities, we retrain patients to help reduce the risk of injury from falling.
BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo) is a condition that usually occurs in patients over 40. Typically, there isn't a specific triggering event linked to the episode. Some things can bring it on, like mild to severe head trauma, keeping the head in one position for extended periods, biking on rugged trails, high-intensity aerobics, and inner ear disease. The symptoms of BPPV can be debilitating and can come on suddenly. Typically, the condition is made better or worse with head positional changes. Even without treatment, many will experience a lessening of symptoms over time.
The epley maneuver for BPPV
The Epley Maneuver is often enough to stop the symptoms of BPPV. It involves sequential movements of the head to help ear crystals float from the semicircular canal of the ear. Once the treatment is performed, it is important to avoid certain triggers in movement that might dislodge the crystals again.
Cardiovascular & pulmonary
Our cardiovascular and pulmonary programs are designed to help improve the daily lives of patients with pulmonary and cardiovascular diseases and illnesses. We also treat those who have had heart surgery and need assistance to recondition and gradually return to their daily activities. We offer careful and safe monitoring to keep our patients on track and moving forward, while also taking it slowly and building strength and endurance over time.