Lymphedema develops when lymphatic vessels are damaged or lymph nodes are removed (secondary), or when lymphatic vessels are impaired or missing (primary). Although lymphedema is not curable, research shows physical therapy can dramatically decrease the symptoms of lymphedema so you can return to enjoying your everyday activities.
Our specially trained clinicians provide treatment plans which focus on improving the quality of your life. They will perform many special techniques aimed at improving your overall comfort.
These techniques will include an individualized program focusing on: o Manual Lymphatic Drainage o Education in proper skin care and protection of the affected area o Independence in managing your condition o Exercise programs to help increase muscle strength o Vasopneumatic compression pumps
Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Pelvic Floor Dysfunction can cause urinary incontinence. The pelvic floor stretches from the pubic bone to the spinal cord and is comparable to a hammock that supports the organs of the pelvis such as the bladder. Dysfunction occurs when the pelvic floor is damaged or weakened. Damage to the pelvic floor can result from childbirth, genetics, injury, medications or surgery. Biofeedback Therapy significantly improves pelvic floor strength and reduces urinary incontinence in males and females.
What Is Vestibular Rehabilitation?
The Inner Ear - The Brain's "Balance Center."
The primary role of the vestibular system is to tell the brain where the head is in space. Quite simply, the vestibular system is our internal reference telling the brain how our head is orientated - up, down, tilted, etc.
People with vestibular inner ear disorder often experience problems with balance or movement-related dizziness. These symptoms affect a person's ability to change positions (such as lying down and getting up from a chair) or move about without imbalance and vertigo. Loss of balance and dizziness can be debilitating and contribute to a diminished quality of life.
Vestibular rehabilitation is an exercise based program designed by a specialized physical therapist to improve balance and reduce dizziness-related problems. A treatment plan will be developed that will improve your ability to function in activities of everyday living, reduce your risk for falling, and, ultimately, improve your quality of life.
Who benefits from Vestibular Rehabilitation
Patients who can benefit from vestibular rehabilitation therapy are those diagnosed with dizziness, imbalance, vertigo, Meniere's syndrome, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), neck-related dizziness, and migraines. Other candidates are patients who have had a stroke or brain injury or who frequently fall.
Dizziness is defined as...
Feelings of unsteadiness
Wooziness (queasy and disoriented)
Feelings of passing out
Sensations of moving, spinning, swaying, tilting, or whirling
These sensations occur when standing still, lying down, or changing positions
Symptoms can last for seconds, minutes, or days
You can be fitter, faster, stronger, and more independent . We will work hard to help you achieve your goals in a healthy way. You. Only Better.