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3 Patient Success Stories Who Tried Vestibular Therapy And Got Their Balance Back

Posted on by Kimberly Smith, PT, DPT, VRT

Vestibular Therapy is more than just helping you avoid injuries from falls. Our therapists help you manage your symptoms, teach you strategies and techniques to feel safe, as well as validate your entire experience. Our therapists are trained to provide a safe space to navigate your “invisible” condition. Our sessions are meant to help you feel heard, educate you on what to expect on your journey, and how to manage the good and not-so-good days.

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What Does Physical Therapy Look Like After A Concussion?

Posted on by Steve Middleton PT, DPT, MTC, ATC

Concussions, or mild traumatic brain injuries, are an unfortunately common occurrence in sports, affecting as many as 3 million athletes per year. Concussions can cause immediate impairments, but newer research has also identified the risk for long-term complications, especially as the person suffers multiple concussions. Even with an increased emphasis on concussion recognition, only about 50% of sports-related concussions are reported and treated.

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Is It Too Late To Improve My Balance?

Posted on by Rebecca Pudvah PT, DPT, CSCS, OCS

Is it too late to improve my balance? Is it safe for me to climb stairs or hike off-road? Once I start using a cane, will I ever be able to go back? These questions can occupy your brain and keep you up at night. Fortunately, here at Athletico, we have some answers for you. Keep reading for more information to help keep you and your loved ones safe and steady on their feet!

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Can Physical Therapy Help To Prevent A Stroke?

Posted on by Kathleen Habschmidt PT, DPT

Stroke is a serious medical condition that occurs when the blood supply to the brain is interrupted or reduced, damaging brain cells. It is a leading cause of disability and death worldwide. While some risk factors for stroke, such as age and genetics, cannot be controlled, there are several modifiable risk factors that individuals can address to reduce their stroke risk. Physical therapy is emerging as a valuable tool in stroke prevention and management. In this blog, we will explore how physical therapy can play a crucial role in preventing strokes.

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How To Weather The Wintertime To Prevent Slips And Falls

Posted on by Kathleen Habschmidt PT, DPT

As we navigate this time of year, we face the inevitable challenges of cold, snowy, and icy weather. While these elements bring the joy of winter sports and the warmth of cozy evenings by the fire, they also increase the risk of slips and falls. In this blog, we’ll cover helpful tips on how to stay safe and prevent these accidents during the winter months.

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Expect The Unexpected: Tips To Get Ahead Of Slips And Falls According To A Movement Expert

Posted on by Kimberly Smith, PT, DPT, VRT

Are you like most people and wait to address something until you HAVE to? Do you wait until your car is running on empty before filling up the tank? Do you wait until your hunger pains are unbearable before eating? A slip is considered one of the leading causes of falls in older adults. Each year, 3 million older people are treated in emergency departments for fall injuries.

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What Does Physical Therapy Look Like After A Fall?

Posted on by Zachary Vandenberg, DPT

Falling down at home, while shopping, or out in the community is scary, but is a very real problem that many people face. It can be embarrassing to admit or worrisome, and often people are unsure how or where to seek help. Physical therapists are trained professionals and have the ability not only to assess a person’s fall risk, but also to determine the main reasons why someone may be at risk of falling. Physical therapists also formulate a plan of action to help reduce one’s future risk of falls. This blog will walk you through different scenarios and demonstrate how physical therapy can help someone after a fall, someone who fears falling, or has been injured as a result of a fall. There will be valuable information here to explain how PT can help if you or a loved one has impaired balance, has fallen once, or has fallen multiple times.

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Tips From A PT: 8 Ways To Prevent Falling On Stairs

Posted on by Rebecca Pudvah PT, DPT, CSCS, OCS

Falls can occur anywhere at any time, especially when going up and down flights of stairs. Regardless of age or ability, everyone can practice fall prevention to avoid injuries in and out of the home. Looking for a way to keep you or a loved one safe at home? Here is a list of some ways to reduce the risk of falls and injuries on stairs.

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