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Niles & Buffalo Grove Winners 

1st Place: Jeffrey Glass MD of Highland Park, IL.

2nd Place: Dee from Howard Konowitz MD of Des Plaines, IL.

3rd Place: Cianna from Libertville Podiatry in Libertyville, IL.

4th Place: The staff of Paul Potach DPM in Wheeling, IL.

Thank you for playing everyone, we had a blast! We will play again soon

Garfield Ridge, Midway, West Lawn and Lincoln Park 

1st Place: Midwest Orthopedic Consultants in Oak Lawn, IL.

2nd Place: Archer Family Medical in Chicago, IL.

3rd Place: Oak Street Medical in Brighton Park, IL.

4th Place: Oak Street Medical in Engelwood, IL.


Monday, October 18th, 2021

Word of the Day:

IVOG

(Infared video-oculography goggles)

Infared video-oculography goggles allow visualization of the eyes in the dark to precisely evaluate your patients with vestibular dysfunction. The findings from these tests offers customized treatments for your patients and the best outcomes.


Tuesday, October 19th, 2021

Word of the Day:

Vestibular Migraine 

The second most common cause of vertigo. A type of migraine that includes many debilitating symptoms, affecting the ears, vision and balance, but it may or may not cause a headache.  Besides the symptoms of imbalance, vertigo and dizziness, people with vestibular migraines may also experience increased symptoms with head movement, including: turning, bending or looking down, increased pressure in their ears or eyes, increased neck pain. They may also have difficulty hearing low sounds.

Tinnitus can also be developed as symptom of a vestibular migraine. The person may also experience headaches, hazy or blurred vision, sparkles or blotches in their vision or even losses of vision. Medication from a neurologist or ENT is typically a significant component of treatment.


Wednesday, October 20th, 2021

Word of the Day:

Worker's Compensation 

A seemingly minor Auto & Work injury can result in major issues that can cause a lifetime of problems if you don’t seek appropriate treatment. With a combination of manual therapy and therapeutic exercise, our experts will reduce your pain and disability and improve your function and mobility.

If you are injured in an auto accident or at work, the providers at FYZICAL can help you get back to work and living in a safe and timely manner. The most common problems resulting from a car crash or work-related injury include back and neck injuries such as, fractures, whiplash, herniated discs and radiculopathy.

Your recovery is in the hands of an experienced team of FYZICAL therapists who will:


Thursday, October 21st, 2021

Word of the Day:

Vertigo

Vertigo is commonly caused by an inner ear imbalance. The inner ear is also known as the "vestibular system." This system assists to maintain your center of gravity and balance by sending necessary messages to your brain about your movement. When you have a vestibular disorder, this messaging to your brain becomes impaired and your movement becomes affected. Sometimes, you feel like the world is spinning, vision becomes hard to focus for long periods of time and it's difficult to stand or move without feeling like you'll fall over.


Friday, October 22nd, 2021

Word of the Day: 

Vestibular System 

This system is located in your inner ear (peripheral vestibular system) and tells the brain where your head is in space.  It comprises 3 semi-circular canals and 2 otolith organs (Utricle and Saccule). It is one of 3 sensory systems your brain uses to help you balance.  It is the system most used when in motion.

The vestibular system is a main contributor of physical balance. The system senses motion when small hairs, called cilia, are moved by microscopic calcium crystals. When we sit, stand, move, or experience motions (such as in a car) the crystals move the hairs. That and other information from the eyes and your sense of touch is relayed to the vestibular system in the brain, which uses it to interpret motion, equilibrium, and orientation in space.


Monday, October 25, 2021

Word of the Day

Cervicogenic Dizziness

Cervicogenic dizziness is neck pain that is accompanied by dizziness. Clinicians trained in both vestibular rehabilitation and mechanical diagnosis of the spine can distinguish the cause of dizziness. 


Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Word of the Day:

Balance Training

FYZICAL® therapists take a whole-body approach to consider whether issues with the spine, hip, knee or feet contribute to imbalances, and they provide intensive one-on-one care to help you achieve the greatest independence possible.

Our balance programs focus on strength, endurance, motion, gait training and coordination for safe walking and preventing falls. If you need the assistance of a cane or walker, FYZICAL® therapists will match you with the appropriate device and provide training for safety.


Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Word of the Day:

Infrared Light (IFR)

At FYZICAL®, we utilize Near Infrared Light (NIR) for treatment of peripheral neuropathy. While some drugs are effective for pain associated with peripheral neuropathy, no drug or medical device had previously been shown to increase sensation once it has been diminished or lost. We follow the proven protocol published in the Journal of Podiatric Medical Association, which produced clinically significant improvements in sensation. **In Niles and Buffalo Grove only


Thursday, October 28, 2021

Word of the Day

LSVT Big® for Parkinson's Disease 

Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects predominately dopamine-producing (“dopaminergic”) neurons in a specific area of the brain called substantia nigra.

Symptoms typically develop a slow pace over years. These symptoms can progress differently from one person to another due to the diversity of the disease. People with PD may experience:

  • Gait and balance problems
  • Limb rigidity
  • Bradykinesia
  • Tremor, mainly at rest and described as pill rolling tremor in hands. Other forms of tremor are possible

The cause remains largely unknown. Although there is no cure, treatment options vary and include physical therapy, medications and surgery. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) rated complications from PD as the 14th cause of death in the United States. While Parkinson’s itself is not fatal, disease complications can be serious.


Friday, October 29, 2021

Word of the Day

Footmaxx

Our bodies are designed to allow us to walk to properly absorb shock from the ground and distribute it throughout the leg so as to avoid excessive strain in any one spot. When your gait becomes abnormal, pain is likely to develop not only in your feet, but in other parts of your body. 

Footmaxx is a product FYZICAL Therapy and Balance Centers offers that involves taking a “dynamic” scan of your foot as you walk to determine if abnormalities exist. It will show you where all the pressure is occurring, if your mechanics are proper, if instability exists in the heel or in the front of the foot, or even if your foot collapses inwards.

From this scan, we can then create custom orthotics specific to the way you walk to correct each abnormality to promote proper shock absorption. You would be surprised how your pain can fade away when you begin to walk with a custom pair of orthotics. 

Our system provides a 3D scan of the patient’s foot for optimal fitting. Screenings take less than 15 minutes. 


Monday, November 1, 2021

Word of the Day

Peripheral Neuropathy 

Peripheral neuropathy is a term used to describe disorders of your peripheral nervous system. Your peripheral nervous system includes nerves in your face, arms, legs, and torso. In fact, all of your nerves not located in your central nervous system - which includes the brain and the spinal cord - are peripheral nerves. Your nerves provide communication between your brain and your muscles, skin, internal organs and blood vessels. When damaged, your nerves can't communicate properly, and that miscommunication causes symptoms such as burning pain or numbness, trouble walking, and impaired balance. Often, the symptoms are identical on both sides involving the hands and feet. 

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