Having balance issues, dizziness, being unsteady on your feet or suffering the effects of a concussion can certainly cause anxiety and negatively impact your life. We understand your concerns and have a lot of successful experience with this field of specialized care.
Balance and gait
Seniors, in particular, suffer from balance and gait problems. Many think it is a natural part of aging, but we couldn’t disagree more. A few sessions with our physical therapists to design a customized treatment plan to increase core strength, flexibility, and posture can make a world of difference. Learn more about our Elderly Fall Prevention program.
Balance and gait
One of the most important functions that seniors must maintain is balance. Our number one priority is to evaluate all Medicare patients for risk of falling, as this is the cornerstone for maintaining good health as you age. Without proper balance every day activities become much more difficult. Even if you don’t think you could benefit from a little bit of balance, strength, and flexibility training, you probably could. Learn more about our Elderly Fall Prevention Program.
Whether you need rehabilitation for pain, an injury or surgical procedure, or want to improve your daily function and reduce the risk of falls, we used evidenced-based treatments to help you achieve your goals.
Dizziness and vertigo
Dizziness caused by Vertigo is treated in our Costa Mesa office. We use computerized balance testing and training for more robust measurements and quicker recoveries. For patients suffering from BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo) we are trained in the Epeley maneuver. Often we can see results in one or two visits. Learn More About Balance and Vestibular Issues
Concussions are another specialty. We work closely with your physician to ensure athletes are cleared to return to sport. We also treat patients that have been in accidents and experience concussion, often not diagnosed until weeks or months after the incident. Learn more about our concussion program.
Parkinson’s Disease is a progressive neurological condition that affects the brain’s ability to communicate with the muscles affecting balance. If you have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease even if you are experiencing minimal symptoms or are on medication to control symptoms, it is highly beneficial to begin physical therapy as soon as possible. Specialized exercise programs can help your long-term mobility. Learn More about our Parkinson’s Disease physical therapy program.
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If you have low back pain, you are not alone. At any given time, about 25% of people in the United States report having low back pain within the past three months. In most cases, low back pain is mild and disappears on its own.
The neck is less protected than the rest of the spine and can be vulnerable to injury and disorders that produce pain and restrict motion often affecting everyday activities. For many, it is a temporary condition disappearing with time.
The thoracic spine encompasses the upper- and middle-back region and extends down about five inches past the bottom of the shoulder blades. Although it is solidly constructed and relatively stable, it can also be a source of pain.
The shoulder is not a very stable type of joint and tends to be easily injured. Pain can arise from problems with instability or impingement of the soft tissue or bony structure. Injuries can occur while performing manual labor, playing sports, or very often by repetitive movements.
Hip and Groin
The hip is a ball and socket joint designed to withstand repeated motion, but can become damanged due to overuse or injury. A groin strain is an overstretch or tearing injury to the muscles of the inner thigh or front of the hip
Knee pain can restrict movement, affect muscle control in the sore leg, and reduce the strength and endurance of the muscles that support the knee. The most common disease affecting the knee is osteoarthritis.
The feet and ankles work together to provide support and mobility to the body. With proper detection, intervention, and care, most foot and ankle problems can be lessened or prevented. Calf injuries usually occur as a result of a sudden pushing off movement or from excessive over-stretching.
Pain in the hand, wrist, elbow or fingers is generally caused by repetitive motions, overuse, or an underlying condition like arthritis or tendonitis. It is a very common complaint. Injuries can also occur during accidents or activities.
Many children and adults suffer from chronic jaw and facial pain. Jaw pain can happen all of a sudden, or it can start off mild and become more intense over time. Identifying the underlying issue is the first step in treating this condition.