After having right and left knee replacement surgery, our patient Mike finished his Physical Therapy sessions with therapist Brian. He has returned to the gym and is working out harder than ever!
Ninety Million Americans are victims of dizziness at least once during their lifetime. Elderly patients that are 75 and older, suffering from dizziness is the main reason for visiting a physician, and it also increases the risk of a fall occurring. Falls among the elderly can result in various injuries all with great severity and even death. Statistics have shown that the cost of fall related injuries are on the rise and is projected to reach 67.7 billion by the year 2020. Further research has also suggested that nearly half of all dizziness cases are from a vestibular disorder.
Suffering from a Vestibular disorder can have an immense impact on your life. It can effect the eyes and inner-ear coordination, which prevents the brain from functioning properly. Vestibular exercises is effective in benefiting the patient by improving the way their ears are reacting to the movements. Following a series of these exercises, the main goal is to assist the mind in setting a balance, making it less reliant on the ears while making it more dependent on stimulation.
Peak Performance athlete, Paul Magliore, was drafted to the NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers! We had the pleasure of working with him and wish him the best of luck as he continues on to play professionally. Make sure to check him out on our Peak Performance Hall of Fame page!