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Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

Feeling dizzy? This can often be a sign of a condition treatable by your physical therapist. One of the more well known and most common causes of dizziness is from a peripheral vestibular disorder called Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV). BPPV causes the brain to interpret your changes in position as rapid or unsteady, and […]

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Inner Ear Infections and Vestibular Conditions

Vestibular neuritis and labyrinthitis are impairments of the inner ear after an ear infection. The inner ear becomes inflamed as well as the nerves that transmit the necessary information the brain. There are two types of information transmitted from the inner ear to the brain, hearing and balance. The inflammation can cause only balance trouble […]

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Ménière’s Disease

There are a few symptoms that set Ménière's Disease apart from other causes of vertigo: hearing loss, ear fullness and the recurring nature of this disease. Structurally this diagnosis comes with a buildup of fluid in the inner ear. Symptomatically it can cause dizziness, off balance, lightheadedness, headache, ear pressure, sound sensitivity, hearing loss or […]

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7 Tips to Better Understanding your Health Insurance

What is your Health Insurance trying to tell you? Copays, deductibles, co-insurances, and monthly premiums. How does one comprehend what they are actually going to spend when they come in for a physical therapy visit? While the answer may not be as cut and dry as you would prefer, it is still obtainable. Here are […]

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CTE and Physical Therapy

Most people are familiar with concussions. After a head impact or whiplash-like injury, experiencing any of the below symptoms for any period of time indicates that a concussion has occurred. Symptoms from Concussions Blurred/Double Vision Sensitivity to Light/Noise Headache Dizziness/Balance Problems Nausea Fatigue Depression Memory Deficits CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) is a progressive degenerative disease […]

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Keys to Pain Free Travel

Ergonomics on the Road: Between 2 Points Spring is here and summertime is around the corner - a time for hammocks, a time for leisure and, especially, a time for travel. Unfortunately, for some, it may also be a time of injury. Though postural monitoring and body mechanics are typically thought of workplace practices, these […]

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Concussions and Physical Therapy

What is a concussion? It is a mild traumatic brain injury, from a sudden acceleration or deceleration of the head. Two examples are a blow to the head during a sporting event or motor vehicle accident. Individuals may have a temporary loss of consciousness, with temporary memory loss, but loss of consciousness is not required […]

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Direct Access

In a new generation of healthcare that includes instant gratification through mediums such as urgent cares, comes the most overlooked, and useful, healthcare act that is signed into law in many US states, including New Jersey. It is called Direct Access, and it is making patients' lives a whole lot more manageable quicker. Direct Access […]

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Vertigo and BPPV: Physical Therapy’s Spin on it

Vertigo is the sensation of motion, when there is none. While there are several causes of dizziness, the most common is Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo, or BPPV. BPPV is a non- life threatening, sudden and brief experience of vertigo, brought on by head positions or movements. Patients with BPPV may report a sensation of “room […] Read More...

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Shoveling Snow the Safe Way!

Its that time of year again. As we delve further and further into the winter season we find ourselves sitting, waiting for that news alert that leaves our eyes glued to the weather channel, grocery stores filled with shoppers, and children restless with excitement. Thats right, you guessed it, SNOW! As the flakes start falling […]

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